Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Palin drew a crowd of 60,000 The Villages yesterday; the largest GOP crowd thus far. I drew 250 when I gave a talk there in February, and was impressed (with myself). Also note this out of California.
Funny, love this post.
Anyway did you see the new penny designs for the bicentiel of Lincoln's birth?
Thanks for that, Clint. I liked all the designs except, perhaps, for the unfinished Capitol building which seemed rather random and uninspired to me unless it was supposed to be a kind of metaphor for the unfinished Revolution . . . but I doubt that it was meant to be so deep.
As to the California story I will say that I have had the unusual circumstance (after living through 4 Presidential elections out here) of having requests from my friends and neighbors (numbering as many as 4 in a week) for information about where to obtain McCain-Palin signs and bumper stickers. I don't recall ever being asked--not even once--in any of the previous elections.
I was also amused by the mention of campaigners carpet-bagging it if they live in a Totally Blue state, like California. The thought had crossed my mind that one could do more good in Ohio or Nevada (to say nothing of Colorado!) if one was a Republican living in California. But it had not occurred to me that the same strategy might appeal to Democrats who feel they're only preaching to the choir here . . . Interesting. While I don't think they'll actually lose California this election, I'm not sure if that's the wisest strategy for Democrats. One is tempted to indulge in a beautiful fantasy of California Dems moving into Nevada and neglecting the home front only to gain 5 electoral votes and lose all of California's . . . Not likely . . . but it would be so delicious. Even so, I think Palin's brand of Western Conservatism is more likely to have a broader appeal in Nevada than is Obama's sucking up to the Service Employee Union that staffs the casinos. It could also be the case in Colorado . . . though CO suffers from a huge importation of California exiles.
So, as long as those senile retirees can hang on for a few more weeks, they might be able to deliver Florida to the Palin-McCain ticket!
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