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.
There's something with the picture in this article...
The location is fitting. Palin is indeed on a fantasy flight.
McCain should have dumped her along time ago. She destroyed the Republican ticket. Tough stuff, she ain't.
Sarah palin is showing her true self....FRAUD
And so the backstabbing begins....she is trying to distance herself from him no doubt for her own run in 2012. The only reason they didn't completely pummel her was the fact that she was a woman and the long battle with Hillary. Had that never happened, they would have slammed her left and right and made the joke out of her that she is.
As much as they talk about Obama, this woman is so fundamentally weak in all aspects that it's laughable. She talks a lot and says nothing. I can't wait till she is sent packing back to the ice block she came from.
She is the last person to talk about Phony. I'm sure she's sad that she had to give up the clothes and special make-up people. "Ordinary" and "Maverick" my behind....she is no different.
Sarah Palin sure thinks alot of herself doesn't she? Too bad, nobody else does.......she's a fool.
Who cares! They are both idiots, one just happened to be a POW. The other, well, no comment. Her interview speaks for itself.
its a palin mcCain campaing so please stop acting surprise.
Campaign: Obama didn't know aunt's immigration status? Just like he didn’t know wright speeches were so controversial , rezko was a mafia tug and obama didn’t know that he started his own political career in his living room , that his beautiful wife that hates America , and ayers was a terrorist. Ho yes he didn’t know? another obama lie.
Why is there a picture of Obama on this story? He isn't even mentioned in the article. Just another example of CNN's political endorsement.
Vote!! Take the day off work and vote, then watch a friend's baby and help them vote! Whatever it takes... it will take all of us to stop the Republican Machine.
Palin is Dangerous: She is the death of woman's rights, environmentalism, and the separation between church and State!!!!
wow.. now that says something, his vice president is out campaigning and the powers that be, thought it best not to mention the actual presidential candidates name...
he lost control weeks ago, and now it is just so sad to see his own party abandoning him they way they are.... tossing john mccain in the trash, and sarah palin in the recycling bin for further exploitation.
Okkkkkk then why is there a picture of Obama at the top of the article... did the content editor take off this weekend CNN????
Why should this surprise anyone? Sarah Palin is a diva and a whack job (comments from McCain officials). Nothing is more dangerous then the combination of being extremely power hungry and not too bright.
I laugh when right wingers say she is the "real thing." What does that mean? The woman has lied to everyone in her state and to Americans. She has spent more time bashing others then talking about what ideas she might have for our country. This is the real thing? This is Christian? Not at my church!
Is it just me, thinking that Saran Palin is a bimbo? Or, are all those who are cheering for this airhead, is just that dumb or still stuck in the back woods.
I am not surprise. John McCain has played out.
LOL I think John McCain better hire himself a food taster......
I guess they were confused. They didn't know if they should put McCain on there or Joe "The Plumber".
Guess what. Palin's brain wasn't seen anywhere near the rally either.
How many grandkids DO you have???????????????????
So many of you say that McCain was a totally different war hero then we are witnessing today. It is sad that he was in the Senator for 26 years, and by running for President and picking a VP (that has shown in Alaska she cares only for what she and her family can get without being qualified enough to earn them without a wink or a smile of inducement) that has caused the rest of American voters to see his campaign filled with divisive and mug slinging hate in the eyes of American people whom he say he fought for. When it is all said and done, Palin will want to be seen as the REAL American (not long TRYING to divide Alaska from USA) excluding McCain all together. Yes, I was upset he choose any woman to bait other woman, I just wish he would have picked a educated (6 yrs. for a 4 yr. degree isn't bright), Strong political and Foreign Policy background and ALSO had that special motherly inner wishing about herself... For her to stand for equal rights for woman, TEACH our children OUR Country IS about LOVING each other, ALL diversity of PEOPL.
Before this ELECTION I taught them about loving everyone regardless of race, and I will continue to do so. I refused to let my kids watch any rally of McCain's and especially Palin's. Hate and Prejudice is a disease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boy, if I were John McCain, I would be afraid to turn my back on this woman. She is flat out scary & untrustworthy. Her personal ambition seems to transcend this election– she is more concerned with advancing HERSELF to some higher office no matter what it takes.
Folks, this woman is the most hateful bigoted shrill shrew I've ever heard on the campaign trail. Initially I just thought she was a clueless nitwit... now I'm more concerned she's potentially dangerous. I don't think she has any conscience whatsoever. I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her..
palin/putnam 2012? or putnam/palin 2012 either way scary. I know adam and i have always liked him because simply put he is very very smart but it kills me he would embrace this idiot sarah for political reasons. I still love you adam but how could you man, you know tthis woman has no real grasp of the issues. I have always believed you will be our president oneday, please stay above this crap going on right now please.
Hmmm, is there an agenda there? You betcha... Not surprising for a campaign that's been nothing but a self-serving pit of negativity that they'd eventually turn to eating each other alive and putting their own interests first.
Hope and change... Obama '08
That's rather alarming isn't John McCain the one who elevated her
to popularity in her party. he's already been forgotten that's gratitude for you!! Sarah your just so dog garn sweet
This women is so divisive she even divides her own followers from John McCain's! can't fault her ambition but i can cringe at the wake of destruction behind her