Not reported at CBC: Sarah Palin draws crowd of 60,000 (SIXTY THOUSAND) at Florida rally today

…And it wasn’t even a Democratic Party political convention pre-advertised, ad nauseam, by the liberals’ media;  and there weren’t any fireworks or movie stars or phony Hollywood “Roman God” stage sets. 

That ain’t liberal! 

Palin draws crowd of 60,000 in The Villages

THE VILLAGES—Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told wildly cheering, flag-waving, chanting supporters that John McCain is “the only great man in this race” and promised Sunday he will fix the nation’s economy if voters give the GOP four more years in the White House.

“He won’t say this, so I’ll say it for him,” the Alaska governor said in an almost confidential tone at the close of her first Florida stump speech. “There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you. John McCain wore the uniform of his country for 22 years—talk about tough.”

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“Sa-Rah! Sa-Rah!” they chanted at every mention of her name, applauding loudly and waiving tiny American flags that were distributed—along with free water bottles—by local volunteers. The fire chief estimated the crowd at 60,000.

Admiring throngs mobbed the Palin family’s arrival and departure, snapping souvenir pictures. Autograph seekers thrust campaign signs, caps with the McCain-Palin logo and copies of magazines with her face on their covers, and the Palins responded warmly.

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I think the CBC and CTV and every newspaper in Canada is still on that “Conservative GAFFE-Gate” caper.  Or something. 

I liked one Florida TV station—WPTV’s—live blogging of the event.  in the time leading up to it reporter Bryan Garner wrote:

1:07 pm

THE VILLAGES, FL—Nearly four hours before she’s scheduled to speak, the line of people waiting for a chance to hear Gov. Sarah Palin stretches more than a quarter mile along the main drag of the The Villages downtown.

There is a palpable excitement in the crowd as supporters buy campaign buttons and t-shirts that read “Sarah Palin’s Pitbulls.”

It’s a blazing hot day – 90 degrees in the shade – and yet the crowd appears to be building as the campaign rally nears.

Theresa Alvarado and her family drove in from Ocala to see Palin during the candidate’s first campaign stop in Florida.

“Were you planning to vote for McCain before he picked Palin for his running mate?” I ask.

“Yes, but we weren’t as excited about it,” she replies.

Alvarado says she likes Palin because she represents a “good role model for my daughters.” – Adrienne and Lauren, ages 7 and 4.

“It’s tough to raise a moral child in this world today,” she says. “You know Brittney Spears and Lindsey Lohan, these aren’t role models.”

Alvarado says more than any one issue, a candidate’s moral values are the most important factor deciding her vote.

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Moral values you say.  Huh. 

Liberals are against that.

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