The latest meme from the in-the-tank-for-Obama MSM is that Gov. Sarah Palin, as the GOP vice presidential nominee, is a “drag” on her party’s ticket. They even have numbers from their own polls to back it up, thanks to a generous oversampling of Democrats to fudge the results.
But out there in flyover country, that propostition was recently put to a real world test. As television station WNEP in Scranton, PA reported:
There is excitement in the air in Williamsport. Thousands of fans of both vice presidential hopefuls, Democrat Senator Joe Biden and Republican Governor Sarah Palin, are cheering on their favorites in Williamsport.
An enthusiastic crowd was on hand at Lycoming College to hear Democratic vice presidential hopeful Senator Joe Biden.
It all started around 2 p.m. at Lycoming College’s Lamade Gymnasium on Mulberry Street. Several hundred people packed the gym for a opportunity to show their support for the Obama – Biden ticket.
As Biden was speaking at Lycoming College, Republicans were filing into Bowman Field, just a few miles away. That’s where Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at about 7 p.m.
According to the Associated Press, that Palin rally in Williamsport drew several thousand:
Palin spoke Thursday night at Bowman Field, home of the Phillies’ minor-league affiliate, the Williamsport Crosscutters.
“I’m sure you’re all pretty doggone proud of the world champion Phillies,” she exclaimed to the delight of the crowd that filled the 4,200-seat facility and included thousands more surrounding the stage set up in the middle of the infield.
So in Biden’s old stomping grounds (Williamsport is just 100 miles from his hometown of Scranton), Biden could only draw “several hundred people” while “thousands” turned out to see Palin in the same town on the same day.
Who’s the real drag on the ticket?