October 11, 2008
Supporters from across the state made their way to Richmond Monday, all in anticipation of seeing the Republican vice presidential nominee.
And by the time the event started Monday afternoon, thousands had shown up, signs in hand, cheering, many of whom couldn't even make it inside the gate. For Palin, it was another opportunity to stump for John McCain and criticize their opponent Barack Obama.
"If you notice our opponent can go on and on and speech after speech about the wars that america is fighting and just once I would love to hear Barack Obama say he wants America to win," said Palin.
Not shying away from the economy, a topic that's been dominating the minds of many Americans recently.
"John has the backbone also to face the $10 trillion debt that the federal government has run up that we're going to be passing on to our kids and our grandkids, we'll confront that debt and we will balance that budget by the end of our term," said Palin.
With three weeks until the election, Governor Palin is hoping that rallies like Monday's will keep states like Virginia red when November comes.
And though McCain may be behind in national polls, many supporters are not buying the numbers.
"I don't believe polls," said one supporter.
"Polls are not predicting the way it is. There are McCain signs all around Williamsburg and you know and I think at the last minute people are going to realize that Obama is not ready to be president," said another supporter.
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