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Huge Crowds Expected for McCain, Palin on Monday

Anita Kumar

Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is expecting tens of thousands of people at a pair of rallies on Monday.

McCain (R) and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will appear at 10 a.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, which holds 20,000 people.

Palin will then travel to Richmond for a rally 2 p.m. The demand for tickets prompted the campaign to move the rally from the Arthur Ashe Center to the Richmond International Raceway.

"The demand for tickets to see Gov. Palin has been so overwhelming, we are changing locations so everyone who wants attend the rally has the opportunity to do so,'' said Trey Walker, a McCain spokesman said. "The energy and enthusiasm for the campaign in the Richmond area is very exciting."

By Anita Kumar  |  October 10, 2008; 4:40 PM ET
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I don't know why he tags along with her, makes him look wimpy.

Thanks for the forum.

Vin at www.wegotsarh.com

Posted by: Vinprose | October 10, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Just so we're clear, when Obama moved his acceptance speech to Mile High to accomodate a larger crowd, it was because he was a celebrity empty suit. Palin's doing it because of the "energy and enthusiasm for the campaign." Got it?

Posted by: NTPNate | October 10, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

barack is an empty suit palin unlike obama has actually run a businees,city and a state.she knows something that hussein obama does not know.

Posted by: charles | October 11, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Considering the Troopergate findings...Sarah needs to withdraw from the campaign (Sarah should go into entertainment fulltime anyway).

Posted by: Leslie M | October 11, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

You better make sure the crowd isn't too large for Sarah Palin. McCain might get jealous, he always wanted to be a rock star/celebrity. The last time Obama had a crowd that size, McCain ran an ad saying he wasn't a true politician. Let's see if the straight talk express will address Sarah Palin's (Troopergate) abuse of power in the Alaska. By that's the second time she's been found guilty for abuse of power. This first time was when she tried to force her teenage daughter to marry her boyfriend before the media found out she was pregnant. OUCH!

Posted by: Janice Wilson | October 11, 2008 5:46 AM | Report abuse

Wow! Didn't know there were that many angry racists left. Wonder if they'll chant "Traitor! Traitor!" whenever Obama's name is mentioned.

Posted by: Nancy Naive | October 11, 2008 7:48 AM | Report abuse

---barack is an empty suit palin unlike obama has actually run a businees,city and a state.she knows something that hussein obama does not know.---

---Posted by: charles | October 11, 2008 12:05 AM---


Charles, you are the epitome of the ignorance of the McCain-Palin campaign. Not just for the fact you can't use spell check or an ONLINE dictionary or show some form of grammitcal structre in you post. Simply because you support McCain and Palin. How sad

Posted by: K. A. Moore | October 11, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Charles,Palin is good for nothing that is why Mcbush is losing the election. You toothless redneck. Get an education!

Posted by: Weli | October 11, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Read the Report: Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, in July was a lawful exercise of her powers.

So the Obama stooges had to come up with a different charge that had nothing to do with the case. Well she didn't step-in and stop her husband from complaining about the trooper. He is a private citizens and it is his right to complain and protect his family from that scumbag trooper.

Posted by: Jean | October 11, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Do Virginia State Troopers augment the Secret Service in providing protection to Vice Presidential candidates at appearances in Virginia?

Jean, are you from the William Jefferson Clinton School of Rationalizing?

Posted by: Vienna | October 11, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"He is a private citizens" using the Governor's Office to make his personal complaint.

Sleazy!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 11, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

TrooperGate Report: The findings in this report was the Gov. Palin had every right to fire the commissioner and she did nothing wrong in that matter. The rest of the report is based on speculation. The guy heading up this investigation had no testimony from anyone to prove there was abuse relating to the governor and the trooper. The head guy decided on his own that Gov. Palin was guilty because she didn’t stop her husband from inquiring about the trooper. An Alaska laws says that a citizen has the right to know what the findings are in a police investigation. Todd Palin as a citizen wanted to know what the investigation findings were relating to the trooper.

This report is based on speculation and not testimony!

Welcome to the Change We Need.

Read the Report!

Posted by: Don | October 11, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

The governor's hands were tied.

Todd Palin invoked his right s as a private citizen under Alaskan law.


Posted by: Jim | October 11, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Vienna, I know a hack job when I read one

Remember the comment "October Surprise"

Posted by: Jean | October 11, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Since the little demagogue has begun whipping her (mostly white) crowds into a anti-"muslim" (aka codeword) chants, they probably decided that the downtown Richmond venue wasn't proper for a RepubliKlan meeting.

Posted by: Too Far To Jump | October 11, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Jean, Yeah a "hack job" by a majority of Alaska Republicans. Face it, she's not a Saint. She's Dick Cheney with lipstick.

Wrong on ethics, wrong for us! Make that, wrong for U. S.!

Posted by: Vienna | October 11, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

"The guy heading up this investigation had no testimony from anyone to prove there was abuse relating to the governor and the trooper. The head guy decided on his own that Gov. Palin was guilty because she didn’t stop her husband from inquiring about the trooper....

"This report is based on speculation and not testimony!"

And that's because...?

Somebody (and her toadies) was for testifying before she was against testifying?

Posted by: Grisham | October 11, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Jean one other thing, you said that Palin's firing of Commissioner Monegan was a lawful exercise of her powers.

TJust as Alfredo Gonzales' firing of the U.S. Attorneys was procedurally correct and lawful. But now we all know how unethically Gonzales operated.

Every time you defend her abuse of the Office of Governor, you're enabling some other politician to think that they can do it to.

Posted by: Vienna | October 11, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Are any of these people lawyers? I've been listening to a bunch of different lawyers dissect this report and they keep saying there's no prove n this report to justify abuse. They claim its an opinion only.


Posted by: Jill | October 11, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Vienna, Abuse of office, the man kept stabbing her in the back. She asked him to stop to no avail. She didn’t fire the Commish, he quit.

I’m not justifying anything it’s in the report.

The President of the U.S. does not need a reason to fire an U.S. Attorney. They serve at the pleasure of the President. He can fire them anytime he wants.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 11, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I feel sorry for those good old boys. They better start packing and high tail out of Alaska before Palin returns.

I predict not one of them will be reelected.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 11, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I can understand why everyone is hating.
If Mccain is elected there is no chance of a democrate in White House for another 16 years. Palin would make a great vP!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 11, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN .WHAT THE MEDIA ,THE OSAMA HUSSIEN OBAMA SUPPORTS TALKING BAD ABOUT HER .TRYING TO DETROY HER......
PLEASE LOOK AT THE TRUE , ANNY WHERE SHE GO , SHE HAVE VERRY WARM WELLCOME, ALOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HER ( ME TOO )EVEN AT CALIFORNIA , WHERE IS DEMS. STRONG, SHE HAS MORE THAN 20.000 (THEY HAVE TO STAY AT THE STREET)AT THE VILLAGE, FLORIDA ( WHERE I LEAVING,ORLANDO)THE PEOPLE EVERY WHERE ON STREET,ABOUT 60.000 PEOPLE , WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR 5 HOURS, THE HEAT ABOUT 95 F.
"BARACK HUSSIEN OBAMA " WHY DON'T HE CHANGE HIS NAME OR WHY HIS DAD/MOM DON'T GIVE HIM A AMERICAN NAME ? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT NAME MEAN ??? THAT IS ENOUGH TO TELL ME THE TRUE ABOUT HIM .
WAKE UP AMERICA , WE NEED THE REAL AMERICA TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF U.S

Posted by: PHILIP9295 | October 11, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Vet Barack Obama

http://www.USweekly.com

Posted by: CoCo Joe | October 11, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama's campaign from start tried to belittle Gov. Sarah Palin.
Obama campaign called her a mayor of a small town of 6000 .... no foreign policy experience etc..
Obama lied (by intentional ommision) not acknowledging she she had been a Governor of Alaska.

The slanted jounalist "parroted" Obama's lie. In the media interview, they tried to mock her for the lack of policy experience line.
Now if we search "Alaska + Russia + Bombers + Nato" you will note from the news that it is in fact the media that is "ignorant" or "biased".

The Voters knew better so they started to watch mainly FOXNEWS and avoid liberal media.

The phenomenon has 4 effects.
1. Opinion polls by liberal media will all show Obama "winning" when he is not.
2. Negative news about Palin like "tasergate" or "troopergate" now have little negative effect on Palin's supporters because they don't trust the press. Negative advertisements by Obama also fails to sell.
3. People prefer show up to hear unfiltered Palin speeches instead of columnists opinions.
4. McCain is now been heard & admired by more people because Palin.

People think that by been common, Palin will not win votes.

But Abraham Lincoln said 'common people must be the best because the Good Lord makes so many of them."

How can anyone trust Obama will bring "Change" when for more than 40 years he has not even done something to CHANGE his middle name?

Posted by: Reuel | October 12, 2008 1:52 AM | Report abuse

I am going to the ralley tomorrow and am very excited to be doing so. If all of you would just stay on the issues that are the differance between the to sides, I think that the majority of people would see that the Obama/Biden ticket would take our country down the very dangerous path of Socializiam. Do none of you people who are supporting Obama care that he is a Socialist? Do you want to live under a Socialist government? Do you feel that I should work hard so that I can support you? Get off your butts and help yourselves, because I for one am sick and tired of this whole idea of DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. Barack Obama will NOT work for ALL Americans, he has a very dangerous agenda.

Posted by: JIll | October 12, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

To K. A. Moore | October 11, 2008 11:18 AM

Pertaining to your complaints of grammatical and spelling issues, check your own post. "grammitcal structre". Wow!

Hope you did well in history. Those Who Don’t Know Their History Are Doomed to Repeat It

Posted by: Bill | October 12, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I have been trying to find out what Obama has accomplished. We know what Sarah Palin has accomplished she tells us all the time to no avail.

CHARACTER , CHARACTER , CHARACTER

He says his days as a community organizer and working with other community organizers has helped shape his way of thinking along with the Rev. Wright. (Oh sorry, not allowed to say his Name, sorry)

Now, this is important, what he doesn’t tell us is that the community organizers that he has been associate with are far left wing radical community organizers.

With a democratic house, senate and the White house, there will be n0 check and balances to stop these people from moving this country so far far far far left and changing what this country represents.

The main stream news media is so in love with Obama that they are not reporting about his radical background. When they do they leave out ¾ of the truth.

Hillary tried to bring this to the forefront and was shot down or called a racist.
Obama’s reply: O just people who live in my neighborhood.
Can you image John Mccain getting away with that answer?
I just hope that what ever damage is done in the coming four years can someday be undone.

Some things for thought: First, the man created his own President seal. What is next, our Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem………

We all ready know Obama doesn’t care to put his hand on his heart during the Pledge. He only wears a flag pin because of all the negative reaction.

Can someone tell me what’s up with that symbol that appears on all the Obama stickers?
What will that symbol replace?
When I look into Obama’s eyes I don’t see Hope!
I‘ve never been so scared in my life for this country and where it may be heading...
I know everyone wants change but at what cost?
I’m a registered democrat and must vote for McCain!

Oh! one more thing, don't be fooled by the polls. Why else would Obama need 1/2 hour on TV.

Posted by: Charmaine | October 12, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Most of us in Virginia Beach are so proud of you two and thankful that you are coming to Virginia Beach.

Posted by: Don West | October 12, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a good woman. At this time in our history will need a good kind hearted person like Sarah Palin to led use through these tought times. I believe she would bring us all together to help her and John fight the corruption in Washington. Only we the people can as one voice. Obama is so blind by his own ambition that he is in bed with them. They will control him or expose him. GOd has given use Sarah Palin to fight the far left radicals that are trying to take over our country. Good vs evil

Posted by: Anonymous | October 12, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Charmaine,

I'd be happy to tell you and the others posting here about Barack Obama. He has been in elected office for twelve years, first in the Illinois State Senate and then in the U.S. Senate. Over three and a half million Illinois residents voted for him in the US Senate race. That's over five times the population of Alaska. I grew up in Illinois and I can tell you that getting elected in that state is no trivial task. During most of the time since 1992, he was also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago where he taught, among other things, Constitutional law. In both those positions, Obama was heavily involved in state and federal budgets and other domestic affairs normally thought of a "executive." In the US Senate he is also on the Foreign Relations Committee that helps establish foreign policy for our great country.

Barack's mom, Ann Durham, named him after his father, a Kenyan student named Barack Hussein Obama who she married when they were both college students at University of Hawaii. I agree that she must have been a very unusual person to marry an African in 1960 and then to give her American son his father's name, basically naming him "Junior." Her husband essentially abandoned them when her son was an infant. Barack Obama only remembers meeting his father once when he was 6 years old.

When Barack was in graduate school at Harvard Law, his professors called him one of the most talented students they had ever seen. He was chosen to be editor of the Harvard Law Review, which is widely acknowledged as a stepping stone to working with the Supreme Court. This was in the early 1980s when most Americans had never heard of Saddam Hussein, so no one was interested in Barack's middle name. Hussein, by the way, is an extremely common name in Africa and the Middle East - sort of like "John." So I'm sure Barack Obama never really thought about his middle name - in this country you are not supposed to be judged by being named John or Joe or whatever. If he had changed this name after 2003, when President Bush tried erroneously to tie the September 11 attacks to Iraq and its dictator Saddam Hussein to justify his ill-conceived war, he would have been accused of acting for political reasons, making that the distraction people are talking about now. I admire his honesty in being open about his rorigins.

In thinking about who is best poised to lead our nation in addressing the very serious challenges of the 21st century, which have been virtually ignored by the Bush Administration while they pursued a costly war that has not made us any safer, please consider that sixty one American Nobel Prize winners have endorsed Barack Obama in a public letter - more Nobel Prize winners than have ever endorsed any other Presidential candidate. These are people who have made the inventions and life-saving discoveries in medicine, physics (which is my field) , and chemistry that let us enjoy the standard of living we have today. I am sure Obama will surround himself with experts of this caliber when he is President. We can be sure that we will have an informed, rather than an ideologic, Executive structure. We have not seen that for a very long time.

Even though Church and State are separated in our great country as our wise Founding Fathers decided, Barack Obama has, in my opinion, of all the candidates most consistently displayed his Christian principles, This is also true for his smart and lovely wife Michelle, also a Harvard-trained lawyer. Don't throw away your vote by subscribing to baseless fear messages used by the McCain campaign to get elected. The country needs Barack Obama - his brains, his vision, and his non-partisanship.

Posted by: Julie McNamara | October 12, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Julie,
It was refreshing to read your post. It was insightful and well thought out. It was also stated with kindness and hope for others to read it with intelligence and open-mindedness. Thank you for stepping away from the anger, hate, and denial that is permeating this campaign. I am honored to stand with someone who has clarity about the issues, and is not responding with hate to the point of condeming an American man because he was named after his father. It is a very sad day that Americans view another American with such disdain to even condemn him because of his inherited name. I, too, will be voting for Senator Obama. My greatest hope is that wisdom will prevail over anger and hatred.

Posted by: Dr. Rose | October 12, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

My wife and I are looking forward to seeing Sarah Palin tomorrow! We both love her attitude and her confidence. We had planned to not vote but, with Sarah on board, we will definitely vote Republican!!She's got more and better experience than Obama and she's much better looking!

Posted by: TruAmerican38 | October 12, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Julie;

Why did Obama choose to enter politics in Chicago when he was raised elsewhere, do you know?
Why would he 'kick off' his public career in the home of a known terrorist, do you know?
Why would he sit with his family in a church where the minister preached hate against America, for 20 years, do you know?

Posted by: TruAmerican38 | October 12, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Too Far To Jump wrote:

Since the little demagogue has begun whipping her (mostly white) crowds into a anti-"muslim" (aka codeword) chants, they probably decided that the downtown Richmond venue wasn't proper for a RepubliKlan meeting.

Posted by: Too Far To Jump | October 11, 2008 3:19 PM

Hey Too far;
If I were to say most of the additional voter registrations are black...you'd label me a racist.....but it's OK for you to write 'crap' like you did.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 13, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

For those who are afraid of Senator Obama's rise to the presidency, try to remember that you were once afraid of letting Tiger Woods into your golf clubs, too. Remember when you were uncomfortable seeing him play golf with the likes of Fuzzy Zoeller and Davis Love? Well, just like Tiger, Obama is only going to make the "game" of government better. If you ask the pre-Tiger golfers whether they are grateful for Tiger's presence in the game, they will unanimously say "yes!" Senator Obama will elevate the level of government and will open it up so that we will have the absolute best as our leaders for years to come. That is an American story if I've ever heard one.

Posted by: Time after time | October 13, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Julie, I commend you on your beautiful writing skills. I would say that all the candidates have a good bio to tell.
It is so easy to be elected to an office when you are able to find ways to eliminate most of the competition ahead of time. It all depends on who is backing you. As a State Senator he campaigned to lower taxes and when he was elected he raised them. Sound familiar! How can someone vote to let babies die even after they survived an abortion? THATS THE KILLER JUST LET THEM DIE. The executive part doesn’t meet the grade. Now the”Foreign Relations Committee” is that the committee where he never called a meeting. Don’t know what the middle name part is about; really don’t care about middle name. There was no mention in your letter about Obama’s time as a Community Organizer. They were important years. You didn’t mention what that symbol represents. ( The circle with the colors and moon or something). I can not believe that you put Non-partisanship in your well crafted letter. That is something Obama has never been.

I am sure that if Sarah Palin had to step in as President that she would be surrounded with people of John McCain’s caliber and expertise.

In these troubling times we need someone who is tested and proven as a leader in foreign policies.
The people who surround Mr. Obama right now could not even get it right relating to Russia.

I don’t dislike Mr. Obama; I just can not understand why this man surrounded himself with so many radical people in his early days. You are who your friends are.

But, it’s not up to me it’s up to the voters and the polls seem to favor Mr. Obama.
Sorry, but as you can see it’s late and I’m not much of an eloquent writer.

Posted by: Charmaine | October 13, 2008 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that when we do not agree with you its labeled as anger, hatred, or racism. You are right about Obama elevateing the level of government to socialism.

Posted by: Dawn | October 13, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

I watched the latest debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. Although the “town-hall”-style TV debate attracted more than 60 million viewers, the majority were not satisfied with countless indirect answers to many of the questions that were asked that night. Instead of providing firm resolution for the well-being of all Americans, they hope to bring on a larger number of citizens to take sides by means of personal criticism. McCain continued to proclaim his “stay the course” stance on Iraq and his oil drilling policies. On the other hand, Obama carried on criticizing Republican policies that he claimed have led to America’s current recession. This unremitting action of theirs only leaves us wondering exactly how either of them would work to prevent further economic catastrophes. America needs a logical economic proposal. Obama encourages the scheme to wipe out the payday loan industry, which is not a logical solution to the real economic problems we face. This is only to add more flavors for the banking and credit union appetizer.
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Posted by: Payday Loan Advocate | October 13, 2008 3:06 AM | Report abuse

>>her (mostly white) crowds

You're right. Very few blacks show up at McCain-Pally rallies because 96%, 96 PERCENT, OF AFRICAN AMERICANS SUPPORT BARACK OBAMA. And you blame McCain for that?

African Americans who do support McCain ARE AFRAID TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT publicly because they'll be HARASSED for not supporting Obama!

Even in a multicultural city like Los Angeles, African American women who supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries told the LA Times that they were afraid... They were called TRAITORS because they didn't support the brother.

James T. Harris, who is African-American, drew huge cheers at a McCain-Palin rally when he told McCain: "I doubt there's anyone in this room that's taken, pardon me, THE ASS-WHIPPIN' I'VE TAKEN FOR SUPPORTING YOU."

Harris urged McCain to be even more aggressive against Obama in their final debate next week about his associations with such figures as his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, saying, "it's absolutely vital you take it to Obama, you hit him."

"We have the good Reverend Wright. We have [the Rev. Michael L.] Pfleger. We have all of these shady characters that have surrounded him," Harris bellowed. "We have corruption here in Wisconsin and voting across the nation. I am begging you, sir. I am begging you. Take it to him."

Posted by: Dan | October 13, 2008 3:26 AM | Report abuse

So, if you're white and you don't support Barack Obama, you're a RACIST.

If you're black and you don't support Obama, you're a TRAITOR.

How's that for logic, huh?

Posted by: Dan | October 13, 2008 3:35 AM | Report abuse

Every Presidential debate in the era of television is quite the news item. Many Americans watch in order to gauge which candidate is going to pursue policies that they feel are best, in order to find out who it is they think they should vote for. Many voters today in America are becoming or have become disillusioned with our leaders and the political process, and so watch things like the debates with limited expectations, knowing that direct questions will most likely not be answered, and will sound like sound bites. The major newspapers, such as the New York Times and the Boston Globe, hailed the debate as having “forced cordiality” and being “mercifully free” of personal attacks, and that was very true; neither candidate resorted too much to character assassination. McCain continued with “staying the course” and pursuing domestic drilling policies. (Hmmm….I wonder just who he was listening to on that one.) Obama was still criticizing Republican policies which he says got us into this mess of a recession in the first place. If the election were based on the performances on the debate , there’d be no clear way to say who it was that had won. America needs a clear proposal for action. Obama’s views on “predatory lending” which basically is sanctioning payday loan lenders is not a real solution. It’s basically an appeal to the banking lobby.
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Posted by: Payday Loan Advocate | October 13, 2008 6:38 AM | Report abuse

What we need to ask is why all these radical people were drawn to Mr. Obama?
What did they see in Him?

Posted by: Hickory Mom | October 13, 2008 6:52 AM | Report abuse

For those of you whining that Governor Palin is whipping her crowds into a racist mob:

If you keep it up, we will demand that McCain release the tapes of Barack Obama's congregation, who we can all witness in the background going into a wild and disgusting frenzy while their pastor screams wild and disgusting racial bulloney from their own pulpit.

Bring it on.

Posted by: Jan | October 13, 2008 7:37 AM | Report abuse

The democrats in congress have already destroyed the economy for years to come with their support of the giant mortgage companies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The news media will not tell you that the democrats created Freddie and Fannie and for years and years block any legislative bills from coming out of committee for votes on the floor of congress to stop their destructive ways of handling mortgages. If the American people know the facts about Freddie and Fannie, McCain would be winning by a landslide. What we meant by fighting; tell the American people about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in detail, not about a letter you presented to the democrats to stop Freddie and Fannie. Tell the American people about Obama’s relationship with ACORN - sub-prime-rates – Freddie and Fannie. It goes way back to his Chicago days as a community organizer.

Posted by: Voting for Sarah | October 13, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

The Bush doctrine of preemptive strike is being used by the democrats to counter the accusations of widespread voter fraud by Obama-supported ACORN– accusing the republicans of being sore losers now, in the event that Obama steals the electiion.

Posted by: jfp | October 13, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

The Bush doctrine of preemptive strike is being used by the democrats to counter the accusations of widespread voter fraud by Obama-supported ACORN– accusing the republicans of being sore losers now, in the event that Obama steals the electiion.

Posted by: mad | October 13, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

This just in from the Wall Street Journal Oct 4-5, 2008, reported income for 2007:

Obama & Michelle combined income: $4.2 million - including book royalties
John McCain: $852,000
Cindy McCain - filed separately (heiress to beer distributor): $6 million
Biden & wife combined: $320,000 (gave to charity - $995)
Palin and spouse: $166,000 (gave to charity - $3,325)

Posted by: Wake Up | October 13, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

How refreshing it is to hear from the more progressive thoughtful citizens of the old dominion. First, forget about Ayers. He is doing you no good. Y'all did'nt even know about Ayers until this election. Second, it seems to be that a lot of the commenters (who can remember things beyond last week) proably feel that "real" (in the George Allen/Ed Gilmodre sense of the workd) Virginians whould have been better off if Prince Edward County had just held out a few more years.

Posted by: Ashley Hardwick | October 13, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

now, will these rallies be the ones with the torches and pitchforks? mob mentality in the south is still apparently alive and well and it bodes ill for all of us.

Posted by: heine | October 13, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Of course this story is buried in Metro, missing from Politics front page.
That's ok, wash post we can see the tank even though you try to portray it half full.

McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: DC MoM | October 13, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Palin's suit is far from empty. It is filled with hate,lies, bigotry, ego,ignorance and venom. There is no place left for the American public in her heart.

Posted by: Rodger Lemonde | October 13, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a joke, the only bigger joke are those who support her as a "good woman." She's Dick Cheney with lipstick. Abuse of power is still abuse, even if it's within the legal boundaries. We ask more of our elected officials than to use their office for a personal grudge. Her husband belongs to a group that supports the succession of Alaska from the US. Maybe then Sarah can be queen.

Posted by: LDs | October 13, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

To Phillip 9295: He was named after his father who was from Kenya. He was a very smart man who attended Harvard University, also before returning to his home after he and his wife divorced. Clearly from your murder of the English language in your post, you were not so fortunate in your choice of higher education. Yes, I can see why Sarah Palin and her gosh darn, shucks, I'm just a good ole American girl act would fool you. All of her rallies are filled with bozos just like you.

Posted by: orchid | October 13, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

What a JOke! How can it be abuse if its Legal? Did you drink some cool aid today.
Maybe will should bring Rev. Wright back into the news and start playing his tapes.

I never seem so many people scared of a women in my life. Sounds like the good old boys.

Posted by: Hockey Mom | October 13, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Orchid, Are you a governor in charge of a 14+ billion dollar budget? Are you 1 of only 5 governors in the US that has veto power over line items in a bill? You make alot of enemies with that kind of power.

There you go with your elites attitude.
It's time for a change, men have run this
country into the groud. It's time for a woman to lead. Take at look at Washington, if you call those people smart you can have them.

Posted by: Chill | October 13, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Julie,
Barack Hussein Obama is the product of affirmative action, and brought him to where he is. Affirmative action permeates every aspect of that hotbed of liberal activism, Harvard, including admissions, scholarships, and the Harvard Law Review. But Harvard is far from being the only radical institution - many institutions hire professors on the basis of political beliefs, the more left wing extremist the better. It is no surprise at all that William Ayers the terrorist now has a cushy tenured professorship at the U. of Chicago.

Posted by: Dave | October 13, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

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