Saturday, October 25, 2008

After Action Report: Stop Obama Tour-Lansing,MI

A cool wind and dry weather greeted the big Our Country Deserves Better bus as it pulled up to the State Capitol but The Stop Obama Tour received a warm welcome from McCain/Palin supporters gathered there for the Stop Obama Rally.

There were folks there from Ingham, Eaton and counties beyound. Whole families were there as well as veterans, seniors,GenXers,NRA members, friends, neighbors and local candidates running for office. Mark Williams a veteran journalist and conservative radio talk show host started the Rally and introduced yours truly who did did my best to fire up the crowd with a short speech. Which if you have the patience can be heard on the YouTube video below.
Side bar: when I spotted the sign held by the young man I went over to ask him if I could get a picture because I thought it was a great sign, Obama o8 Osama 09. The young girl with him said, "Oh I know you, you don't me but I was on your blog today." So bloggers take heart, even if you do not get lots of comments does not mean that people aren't reading and following your blog. So fellow bloggers, keep on doing what you do!

Next up was Lloyd Marcus, self professed black conservative and a talented singer/songwriter who sang "Sarah Smile" a tribute to Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Great song, crowd loved it.

Marine Mom Deborah Johns spoke next, very eloquently to stand up to Barack Obama's anti-military, "Blame America First" policies in his campaign for president and Commander-in-Chief.

Rep. Jack Hoogendyk, candidate for U.S Senate seat now held by Carl Levin spoke next reminding us how badly Carl needs to go!

Interesting side note, as I waited for the bus I noticed a woman who looked she was there for the Rally so I asked her if she wanted to hop in my warm car as I practiced my little speech.

In the course of our conservation she told me she was an Independent voting for McCain. Voted for Democrats and Levin in the past but no more. What she has seen of Barack Obama, she related to me, was enough to scare her to death. I guess this was one Michigan Independent for McCain the pollsters missed. Bottom line; Its still a close race and it ain't over till the fat lady sings!

Lloyd Marcus,wrapped up the Rally by singing,"Proud to be an American" by Lee Greenwood and pulled Norm Shinkle, Ingham County chair out the crowd who sang his heart out!

Great time and thanks to Our Country Deserves Better for the tour and their great TV ads to STOP OBAMA. If you wish to donate to keep their TV ads coming, please visit their web site by clicking on the Our Country Deserves Better link above.

My neighbor and friend Nancy who helped me do lit drops in the sub for Mike Herter running for State Rep

Old bud of mine, Georgia from the "Friends of Funding Fathers Days". A citizens action group several of us politicos founded back in the day.


Local So-and-so said...

Good for you Pack. Three cheers. Obama is so wrong about so many things for so many reasons, it's difficult to condense it all into one speech. It's also difficult to be pro McCain, but that' another story. How I wish Palin was at the top of the ticket, but we'll have to take what we can get for now.

apackof2 said...

Your preaching to the choir
local so-and-so

Thanks for stopping by!

Communications guru said...

Wow. What did you have, 20 people? Pathetic. Nothing but throwing the sane old debunked, mud.

apackof2 said...

You know the nice thing about having your own blog is that you can moderate the comments so as not to waste space with ludricious, crude, rude lewd, hit & run, ignorant and/or profane comments from anybody with access to a computer. However once in awhile I allow one of those comments like the one left on this post as an example.

As you can see typical mean spirited, ignorant, (as to the size of the crowd,) hit and run accusation without a jot or tittle to back it up. Yawn

Oh btw I just got an e-mail from Our Country Deserves Better. Because their ads have been so sucessful..."we've gotten new polling information which shows our efforts have led to an 8-point jump for the McCain/Palin ticket in Michigan!"

They are coming back with new rallies planned in Bay City, Flint, Battle Creek, and Hillsdale.

Look for the updated schedule with rally locations to be posted in the next few hours here on their web site

Anonymous said...

"As you can see typical mean spirited, ignorant, (as to the size of the crowd,) hit and run accusation without a jot or tittle to back it up."

Some of the blogs I frequent call them "seagull posters."
( They fly over, drop a smelly load, and fly off... )

I, OTOH, thank you for your efforts, and I sure hope Sarah-- and Joe the Plumber- can drag this thing over the finish line.

Regards from The Heavy Equipment Guy...

apackof2 said...

"seagull posters."

That's a good one, thanks!

BTW the seagull poster wanted to know which poll

The most accurate one @ Investors Business Daily

IBD-TIPP poll, shows McCain has narrowed Obama's lead for the past 3 days and it's now down to just 2.8% with 8.8% of voters still undecided

Sarah & Joe the Plumber were a gift because I believe, of all the prayers. Lets not forget Barbara West and all the bloggers out there who are citizen investigative reporters getting out the truth that the main stream liberal media is trying to hide in its attempt to place a socialist in the White House

It ain't gonna work!!!

Thanks for stopping by

TartanMarine said...

Great blog.

I've posted some comments on the election on my blog, including humor pieces. at Feel free to copy andshare any of them.