Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Obama draws 6,000, but Palin draws 60,000 in Florida--pretty good for the "disabled"

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008

I constantly hear the Palin affect if over and done with--mostly from liberals. How then do we explain that Barack Obama drew a crowd of 6,000 in Green Bay and Sarah Palin drew about 60,000 in Florida? Granted, she was in very friendly territory, but people still waited for hours in the hot sun to see her.

A 60,000 person draw is pretty good for a woman who was called "disabled" by Democrat Charles Rangel.

What happened to Obama up in Packer country? The Chicago Sun Times reported, Uncharacteristically low turnout for Barack Obama rally in Green Bay, Wis., McCain/Palin drew 4,000 more supporters at same venue a week ago.

Just a week ago, John McCain and his vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin — who can bring out crowds the way Obama can — appeared in this same stadium, Resch Center, to a crowd of 10,000 fans. There were an uncharacteristic amount of empty orange seats for Obama’s rally.

In their defense, Obama's backers note their rally was held on Monday at noon, compared to a Thursday night rally for McCain and Palin.

Time will tell of course which way Wisconsin goes come Nov. 4th. I think we will need a large margin of Republican votes to counter the voter fraud in this state. But as the Obama campaign shadows the McCain campaign in battleground states and venues, I will be watching to see how the attendance numbers compare.

Brookfield District 7 Info meeting, Wed., Sept. 24, 2-3pm or 6:30-7:30pm City Clerk Kris Schmidt will be in attendance to answer questions or concerns regarding recent news about the Van Hollen lawsuit against the state elections authority.

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