Saturday, November 1, 2008

So Much For McCain


Palin signs made an appearance at a Florida rally – McCain signs did not.

POLK CITY, Florida (CNN) — At a boisterous Sarah Palin rally in Polk City, Florida on Saturday afternoon, one name was surprisingly absent from the campaign décor — John McCain’s.
Watch: Palin campaigns in Polk City, FL Saturday

Looking around the Fantasy of Flight aircraft hangar where the rally took place, one could see all the usual reminders that it was a pro-McCain event. There were two large “Country First” banners hung on the walls along with four enormous American flags meant to conjure the campaign’s underlying patriotic theme. Many of the men and women in the audience wore McCain hats and t-shirts.

But on closer inspection, the GOP nominee’s name was literally nowhere to be found on any of the official campaign signage distributed to supporters at the event.

Members of the audience proudly waved “Country First” placards as Palin delivered her stump speech. Those signs were paid for by the Republican National Committee.

The other sign handed out to supporters read “Florida is Palin Country,” but those signs were neither paid for by the Republican National Committee nor the McCain campaign. In small print, the signs were stamped with the line “Paid for and authorized by Putnam for Congress" — as in, the re-election campaign of Florida congressman Adam Putnam, whose district skirts Polk City.
In fact, Putnam’s name was considerably more prominent than was McCain’s — his campaign had placed a number of large “Putnam for Congress” banners
around the event site.
Apparently we have a congressional candidate who thinks McCain's name is poison for his campaign, and a Vice Presidential candidate who thinks McCain's name is poison for her future.
Who ever thinks Sarah Palin is not politically ambitious and is nothing more than a social conservative mother of five, should seriously do a reality check. This woman is most definitely on a personal mission and I don't think it has much to do with being a patriotic American.

I have no sympathy for John McCain, a man I used to admire a great deal. It is apparent to me that he was so blinded by his own ambition he couldn't see it another political predator. It looks to me like the Republican party is on a feeding frenzy on their own dead. I'm impressed. NOT!

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