the McCain/Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia

Grand Old Partisan attended the McCain/Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The crowd was huge and joyous and enthusiastic.

See the Grand Old Partisan blog for photos.

Among the preliminary speakers were Senator Fred Thompson, Rep. Tom Davis and Rep. Frank Wolf. Other Virginia luminaries in attendance, with whom I spoke, included former Governor Jim Gilmore, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.

Sarah Palin showed her steely determination to bring to Washington the pro-growth, common-sense policies which have made her the most popular governor in the nation. Then, it was the turn of the next President of the United States. The tens of thousands of people who came to see John McCain roared with approval for his agenda to put Country First.

As they left the event, Virginia Republicans carried home countless yard signs and bumper stickers and posters.

In a word, the McCain/Palin rally was SENSATIONAL !!!

Michael Zak is a popular speaker to Republican organizations around the country, showing office-holders, candidates and activists how they would benefit tremendously from appreciating the heritage of our Grand Old Party. Back to Basics for the Republican Party is his acclaimed history of the GOP from the Republican point of view. Each day, his Grand Old Partisan blog — http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com — celebrates 154 years of Republican heroes and heroics. See www.RepublicanBasics.com for more information.