Palin Can Inspire A Crowd
by Myron Pitts - October 8th, 2008 - Fayetteville Observer
Standing in front of a crowd of 8,000 screaming fans on Tuesday, [Sarah Palin] tossed out red meat to supporters ravenously hungry for someone who can stop Democrat Barack Obama.
An hour before she came on stage, bursts of “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!” filled Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum at East Carolina University. By the time Palin came out at 7:30 p.m. in a white jacket, black dress and her trademark unbreakable smile, the cheering had reached a fever more often seen at church prayer meetings. In dozens of speakers, Shania Twain’s voice belted out “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face.” Among waving signs, one read, “Read my lipstick.”
An elderly local politician who was standing on his seat in the candidates section of the huge crowd (with his wife standing on her seat beside him), made an amazing statement that certainly seemed true to me. "In all my life I have never seen a Republican crowd this excited." Women of all ages were there, from 10 to 80, chanting, screaming and grinning. This Republican crowd had more really beautiful women than I have seen since the Reagan years. The young Republicans had a huge crowd down in the middle of the floor and they never lost their excitement all night, fueled by a group of attractive and well dressed women who led the cheers. Sarah has made it respectable to be beautiful and Republican again.
And it was wild. After the event was over, I had some obligations that meant I had to bolt out the door. I was actually about the third car to leave the parking lot, and what we ran in to was Greenville police that said all roads were frozen until the Secret Service left with Sarah. We had to sit there with an empty road in front of us. I was peeved but a crowd of us got out of our cars and were standing in the middle of the street talking about the night. When we saw the convoy of police cars and black SUVs leaving the parking lot at the bottom of the hill everyone was excited. The convoy was going by on the opposite side of the street, but women and men rushed from their cars over to line the streets and wave wildly at the procession as it drove away. It was pitch black and all you could seen were flashing red and blue lights, but knowing Sarah was in one of those more than a dozen cars seemed to invigorate the crowd and end any annoyance at the nearly hour wait.
All in all it was an amazing night. If energy can win this race against the Magic Marxist, he doesn't have a chance.