Thursday, October 30, 2008

Roberta McCain (first Mama) visits Roanoke

John McCain's mom, Roberta McCain visited the Roanoke GOP Headquarters today at 11:30 am.

She came to thank volunteers for their hard work. She spoke of John McCain's life of public service and challenged us to work hard in the next few days leading up to the election.

She is a remarkably fit and active woman at age 96 and I am sure John is very proud of her.

Thanks, Roberta, for taking time from your busy schedule, to visit us in Roanoke.....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Palin wows the crowd in Salem

Photo by Shelia Harris

Sarah Palin came to Salem, VA last night. The crowd of 16,000 - 20,000 set a new Salem Stadium record that was last set during the Franklin Graham Crusade in 2003. The large crowd was electrified!

Here is some local media coverage of the event:

Channel 13

Channel 10

Channel 7

WFIR 960 AM radio

Roanoke Times

Sunday, October 26, 2008

UPDATE: Gov. Palin Rally on Monday, Oct. 27


We need volunteers for the Palin Rally on Monday. We had volunteer training today, however if you want to volunteer, show up at the Salem Civic Center on Monday at 11 am, ask for Volunteer signin. Volunteers who sign up to work the rally WILL be given seats at the rally.


Due to overwhelming response to the Sarah Palin rally in Salem, Virginia on Monday, the venue has been changed from the Salem Civic Center to the Salem Football Field. The football stadium is located behind the Salem Civic Center and beside the Memorial Baseball Stadium. The time of the event remains the same. Attendees who have already obtained tickets do not need to get new tickets. Peope who have not obtained tickets yet still have the opportunity to do so by stopping by one of our Victory Offices listed below or online at The McCain-Palin campaign moved the event site so that everyone who wants to attend the Palin rally on Monday has the opportunity to do so.


I have been told that signs will NOT be allowed and cameras WILL be allowedWEAR RED, as we work to keep Virginia Red for Republican!!

Ticket Locations

Roanoke Regional Victory Headquarters
3904 Franklin Road SW, Suite E
Roanoke, VA

Harrisonburg Victory Center
182 Neff Avenue
Suites 13 and 14
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 830-3757

Montgomery County Victory Center
302 A North Main Street
Blacksburg, VA

Washington County Victory Center
903 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA

Danville Victory Headquarters
625 Piney Forest Road, Suite 206
Danville, VA

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin visit to Roanoke, VA on Monday***TICKETS AVAILABLE***

Sarah Palin in Roanoke/Salem, VA on Monday, Oct. 27!!!

VP Candidate Sarah Palin will be in Roanoke on Monday, Oct. 27. She will speak at the Salem Civic Center (which is probably too small).

The doors will open at 3:30 PM and the event starts at 5:30 PM

Tickets will be distributed via the Virginia McCain Victory locations, including the one in Roanoke, VA .... We have tickets at headquarters now!

Better yet, you can print your own from your computer. Go to this site, enter the info and print your own tickets.......

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Palin wows the crowd in Richmond, yesterday

Check out this slide show with audio, from the Richmond Times Dispatch....



Published: October 14, 2008

Vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin dashed into the conservative heartland of Virginia yesterday, likening the struggling Republican ticket to a stock-car racer revved for a come-from-behind victory.

Standing on a sun-baked stage on a dusty field on the edge of Richmond International Raceway, Palin referred to Jimmie Johnson’s squeaker win last month in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at the sprawling NASCAR complex in Henrico County.

Dismissing polls that show her and presidential nominee John McCain trailing nationally—and in traditionally Republican Virginia—Palin said, “It’s looking a lot like that Rock & Roll 400 on the checkered-flag-waving day, November 4th.”

Signaling the importance of Virginia’s 13 electoral votes for the GOP ticket, the Alaska governor swung through the state yesterday. She started in military-rich Virginia Beach with McCain before stopping in suburban Richmond en route to heavily Democratic Northern Virginia.

“They know Virginia is a swing state, and they have to play—and play hard—here,” said Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia, a conservative grass-roots organization.

Speaking to a crowd that Henrico County’s police chief, Col. H.W. Stanley Jr., estimated at 20,000 to 25,000, Palin was at once loyal soldier and fierce critic, talking up McCain’s economic-recovery plan and putting down Democrat Barack Obama as a tax-and-spend liberal.

Palin, accompanied by her husband, Todd, attributed the financial crisis and continuing credit freeze to “Wall Street bankers and brokers . . . and the predatory lenders who so took advantage of so many Americans.”

Palin said Obama favored a “trillion [dollars] more” in new spending that would force higher taxes for working families and small businesses. Those claims were greeted with lusty boos from a crowd largely turned out in red—the television color-code for the GOP.

Palin—wearing a dark skirt and a white shirt, the sleeves of which were turned up—drew hearty cheers when, referring to her son, Trigg, who has Down syndrome, and special-needs children, she said, “There are the world’s standards of perfection, and there are God’s.”

After praising the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Palin alluded to protesters in the audience—none, however, were spotted. The crowd thundered when Palin said, “Thank those veterans who have given them the honor to protest.”

The Associated Press reported that Palin accidentally mistook some of her own fans for protesters. People on the perimeter could not hear Palin and shouted, “louder, louder.”

Hank Williams Jr., a country-western star, skewered the Democratic ticket with a send-up of his hit, “Family Tradition.” Williams, wearing a cowboy hat, sunglasses and a Washington Redskins jersey, intoned about a favorite target of Republicans—the “left-wing, liberal media.”

Williams compared Palin to a bear protecting its young: “If you mess with her cubs, she’s gonna take off her gloves. That’s an American female tradition.”

Del. William R. Janis, R-Henrico, attending the rally with son Robert, said the event would energize the Republican rank and file and was a “tangible demonstration that Virginia is not Obama-Biden country . . . This is still a reliably red state.”