POLK CITY, Florida (CNN) - At a boisterous Sarah Palin rally in Polk City, Florida on Saturday afternoon, one name was surprisingly absent from the campaign décor - John McCain’s.
Watch: Palin campaigns in Polk City, FL Saturday
Looking around the Fantasy of Flight aircraft hangar where the rally took place, one could see all the usual reminders that it was a pro-McCain event. There were two large “Country First” banners hung on the walls along with four enormous American flags meant to conjure the campaign’s underlying patriotic theme. Many of the men and women in the audience wore McCain hats and t-shirts.
But on closer inspection, the GOP nominee’s name was literally nowhere to be found on any of the official campaign signage distributed to supporters at the event.
Members of the audience proudly waved “Country First” placards as Palin delivered her stump speech. Those signs were paid for by the Republican National Committee.
The other sign handed out to supporters read “Florida is Palin Country,” but those signs were neither paid for by the Republican National Committee nor the McCain campaign. In small print, the signs were stamped with the line “Paid for and authorized by Putnam for Congress" - as in, the re-election campaign of Florida congressman Adam Putnam, whose district skirts Polk City.
In fact, Putnam’s name was considerably more prominent than was McCain’s - his campaign had placed a number of large “Putnam for Congress” banners around the event site.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
He'd better hire a food taster. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
She's not just a power-abuser, she's power hungry.
If they do win... John's presidency will be short lived that is for sure. This woman is dangerous to him and our country!
Can't wait for her to tick off Cindy – we'll get to see a good old-fashioned Alaskan style cat fight.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
What does that tell ya???
Will someone tell mccain. This is so sad, mccain is old and out of touch and palin and company is taking total advange of him. Is there something strange about cindy mccain, does she like johnny or palin. I think todd should make sure that he is still the first dude.
Betraying the top of ticket. How Mavericky! Sounds like Palin/Putnam 2012.
Has she given up and is now focusing on her own future political career?? Hilarious.
I think she already started her 2012 campaign. Can't she wait atleast until Nov 5th morning when McCain goes back to AZ into retirement.
This is proof that she is not satisfied with the VP...She wants the top spot, watch out McCain...
Now thats interesting......
NON-STORY. . .
SLOW DAY CNN?
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It is actually scary how some people could still think positive of Palin and showcase her like a queen. All in the name of their political party and no consideration into her being a complete idiot.
President Barack Hussein Obama
What a wonderful sound.
Voted early to be sure mine is counted.
Getting a headstart on her 2012 run. She won't be happy until she not only splits the country but also the GOP itself. You betcha.
What the....? Who is actually running for president here? Apparently Bush AND McCain are both so damaged that even Sarah Palin doesn't want to campaign with either of them. You betcha!
Hmmm – team player, Hockey Mom?
Palin has gone rogue. She knows the game is over and has started another one. MaCain made the worst mistake of his campaign by picking Palin.
I noticed that myself. It's like she is distanceing herself for McCain.
Where are Palins medical records? CNN do your job. Report on this.
This is really sad when your VP out shines the top of the ticket.
She's not doing this "for naught."
McCrazy is being replaced and he isn't even gone from the top of the ticket!
Wow, Palin has her eyes set on one goal alright
Looks like the race for 2012 has begun!
I pity my McCain. But at the same time he thought Obama was the kind of guy he can gamble with. What comes to a man is equal to that man.