Skip to comments.Sea of red to greet Palin in Scranton
Posted on 10/14/2008 12:05:24 PM PDT by Born Conservative
When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin walks into the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton today, she will see red.
And thats a good thing if you are a supporter of the Republican ticket of Ariz. Sen. John McCain and Palin.
An e-mail sent from the McCain-Palin campaign urges those attending to wear red to the rally.
We want to flood the venue with red to show our strength and determination to turn Pennsylvania red on Nov. 4, the e-mail stated.
Red is the color used by political pundits to depict which states are Republican and blue is used to designate Democratic areas.
Carol Oleski, director of the Scranton office of Democrats for McCain, said the level of enthusiasm building up to Palins arrival is unbelievable.
Absolutely, we will all be wearing red, Oleski said. We were told 10,000 tickets would be available for the event and they are going out fast. I expect a majority, if not all of them, will go.
The Riverfront Sports Complex, depending on how it is configured, could hold up to 12,000 people.
Oleski said people from all areas have been calling for tickets. She said requests have come in from New York, New Jersey, Pottstown, Allentown and even California.
Some people are actually flying in for this event, Oleski said. Most of the ticket requests have come from surrounding counties, but I expect a lot of people from out of the area to be here.
Oleski said Palins visit has excited the volunteers in the office who she said have long awaited the Alaska governors arrival.
We are all glad that Gov. Palin is giving this area the opportunity to see and hear her, Oleski said. We feel this area is extremely critical to the outcome of this election.
Doors to the Palin rally open at 11 a.m. It is unknown exactly what time Palin will address the crowd.
Staunch Hillary Clinton supporter Lynette Long, a Bethesda, Md. psychologist, addressed a group at the Scranton office of Democrats for McCain on Monday.
Long, a vocal opponent of the Democratic caucus process that resulted in the nomination of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, has become an avid supporter of the McCain-Palin ticket.
Long believes the efforts produced invalid results in the caucus states and the nomination of Obama as the Democratic candidate for the presidency is against the will of the people.
Long has now endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket.
This is in contrast to the "big gun" rally on Sunday with Hillary, Biden, Bill, etc. that had 3000 people in the same venue IN BIDEN'S HOMETOWN!!!!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Did you all hear her on Rush today? Rush asked her if she is free to speak on her own and she never really answered his question. Good interview though, she is definitely what this country needs.
"her mean-spirited love of slaughtering wildlife"
I’m at work, so I’ll have to wait until the podcast is out to listen. Her lack of response pretty much answered the question.
Yeah his HOMETOWN where he lived until he was 10 years old.
I think that was still listing what was in the CBS report of Oct 8, and should have been italicized as well.
“Joe Biden is from Scranton” is the same as “John Kerry fought in Vietnam”.
Wow! Palin draws 3 to 4 times more blue collar Pensylvanians on a weekday than Binden/Clinton could raw on a weekend - in Biden’s home town.
Something tells me a lot of people will be surprised on Nov. 4.
Real good crowd, especially since it’s a tuesday in a working class community.
It sounded like they lost the connection.
The campaign’s schedule from here: there were 2 PA events today, 3 NH events plus the debate in NY tomorrow, a stop in ME on 10/16, a PA stop on 10/16, and an NC stop on 10/16. They go to IN on 10/17.
They’re spending an awful lot of time in PA. I’d have to believe that their internal polling is telling a different story than the public polls, or else they wouldn’t be bothering with a blue state so much where they’re supposedly down double digits.
Scranton is Hillary Country, NOT Biden Country.
If the polls are cooked (as they usually are), and PA becomes a swing state, the election could very well hinge on Scranton/Northeast PA.
Many faithful Dems in this area have said they would vote McCain/Palin; Obama is NOT going over big in this area - not at all.
See post 13.
Traditionally, all of Pennsylvania is red, except for Philth-adelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (and maybe Erie; I’m not sure). These areas have such a large population density, that they overpower the rest of the state.
This is puzzled in Queens, New York: Okay, let me get this straight, they are doing poorly with the American Public, yet throngs of people want to see them and some have been turned away????? This simply does not add up, help!!!!!/Just Asking - seoul62......
I don’t think it’s any big crime if Palin is being reined in by McCain a bit. Granted, I want to see her go after the Dems in every speech with a knife in her teeth, but the bottom line is McCain is the boss. It’s his campaign, he picked her and he’ll be the one the buck stops with if he gets elected.
That said...Let not your heart be troubled. Besides, she probably just didn’t want to say a flat out “yes” lest some leaked email where she was asked to make some change make her look untruthful. And really, if she wasn’t free to speak her mind we wouldn’t have heard her criticize the decision to pull out of Michigan.
It's confusing for us foreigners. Here, in Canada, Red is the Liberal party colour. Orange for the socialists, Green for the Greens (duh).
I'll say one thing for red — the colour looks great on a lot of women. Conservatives may have at least won the prize for fashion.
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