I left out of my house with my husband at 6AM this morning to pick up my mother-in-law to go to the McCain/Palin rally. It was exciting to get there and see the masses and as it got closer to the rally it filled to this person’s opinion closer to 27K people. This is quite a feat in a park in a small city of Fairfax. I am quite sure the neighbors were upset but they honked in support.
The biggest SURPRISE for this conservative was Fred Thompson spoke and just as fiery as he did at the convention and introduced the McCain and the Palins. We had all our local Republican politicians present and accounted for BUT the crowd was pumped UP. There of course was the Sarah chants, First Dude chants 🙂 Drill Baby Drill chants and for the first time enmasse John McCain chants. He was smiling and on fire hisself just as he was at the end of his convention speech.
Senator John McCain is a man who is having fun with his run and is relaxed and comfortable with himself and especially with his running mate Gov Sarah Palin.
My favorite picture is John McCain enjoying the people who waited to see him and the spectacle of the police taking down an idiot who attempted to rush him when he got off of the bus to say hello to his supporters
Here are the still shots in photobucket…The masses show up to support the Mavericks!
and here they are in slideshow form..
My husband had a little to add because he was front and center for the Code Pink protesters….which were about 30 people 🙂
But, take a look at these pictures also. The McCain StraightTalk Express was leaving and stopped almost right in front of me. The four (John, Cindy, Sarah and Todd) got off the bus (http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff352/UnderCoverGuy/PICT0149.jpg) and they walked around the crowd. John and Cindy went to the other side of the street and were confronted by Code Pick and other anti-war protesters. The Secret Service moved them back to the bus and John McCain waived to them once he got back on the bus (http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff352/UnderCoverGuy/PICT0161.jpg). They didn’t like that and they charged the bus and the Secret Service / Fairfax police took them down quickly (http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff352/UnderCoverGuy/PICT0162.jpg). The cops were pushing everyone out of the way which is why it was blurry but John and Cindy watched as they took them down (http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff352/UnderCoverGuy/PICT0164.jpg) and John, Cindy and Sarah had a little chuckle as they hauled them away (http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff352/UnderCoverGuy/PICT0165.jpg).