McCain and Palin rally the faithful in Pennsylvania.
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Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment was “one of those rare moments when [his] real ideology starts to come through,” Palin said later yesterday in a solo appearance at Shippensburg University. “Barack Obama is for bigger, more controlling government and higher taxes.”
Palin praised small businesses as “the backbone of our economy.”
Plenty of that backbone was in the crowd, including “Dick the
Contractor” Tydings, who had driven 50 miles for a chance to see
Sarah the Hockey Mom. Tydings was among the thousands who stood
outside for hours on a cold, windy day, waiting in line for the
Palin rally in Shippensburg.
Enthusiasm in the predominantly Republican region of central Pennsylvania might not be enough to offset support for Obama in Democrat-heavy Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but it obviously encouraged a campaign that needs as much encouragement as it can get.
In Hershey, McCain vowed to “fight to the end,” and brought the crowd to its feet with his defiant conclusion.
“Stand up! Stand up! Stand up and fight! America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit.…Now, let’s go win this election and get this country moving again.”