September 15th, 2008
06:47 PM ET
15 years ago

Weather disrupts Palin's campaign stops

CANTON, Ohio (CNN) - Sarah Palin is postponing visits to Cincinnati and Dayton as the remnants of Hurricane Ike torment southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

High winds have killed several people in Ohio and left thousands without power.

The vice presidential candidate had been scheduled to spend the night in Cincinnati Monday and hold a fundraiser there on Tuesday. She had also planned to spend that night in Dayton before holding a fundraiser in town the following morning.

Palin and John McCain will proceed as planned with their joint rally in the Youngstown area, in northwest Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon. The event will be their first appearance on the trail together since Palin departed for Alaska last Wednesday.

“Due to the state of emergency, and to avoid a possible diversion of personnel and resources, Gov. Palin’s visits to the Cincinnati and Dayton areas have been postponed to a later date. Tomorrow’s rally in the Mahoning Valley will continue as planned,” said a statement released by the campaign.

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  1. BJGT

    It’s a stretch to say she “pushed” for any policy improvements. Though Palin did sign a law increasing special education funding in Alaska, “she had no role whatsoever” in its development, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Mike Hawker (R). Moreover, as governor, Palin vetoed $275,000 in Special Olympics Alaska funds (Page 100, SB 221 with vetoes), slashing the organization’s operating budget in half.

    September 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  2. Obama Now More Than Ever

    You mean McCain and Palin aren't using Hurricane Ike for photo ops? Surely, since they used Hurricane Gustav for political fodder fundraising at their convention in Detroit, maybe they should be using their fundraising stops in Ohio for victims of Ike? Can anyone say hypocrites???

    September 15, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  3. Freedom Loving Patriot (God fearing too!)

    All that hot air she releases hits that cold air front...BOOM...thunderheads galore!

    September 15, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  4. Ron was a REP now a DEM

    GOP doesn't work weekends and rain storms. We are going to get a lot of reform from this ticket

    September 15, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  5. Sun of earth

    Whoa.... Even Mother Nature is getting into the act. I bet she would say enough is enough with the GOP they are not down with me.

    Thanks mother earth.

    September 15, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  6. Moon Maiden from Lake Michigan


    September 15, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  7. Obama/ Biden

    McCain is NO Maverick .......... He likes that word but he has never lived up to it so far.
    Could meaning of Maverick be an old unbranded calf on a range instead of a young one ?

    September 15, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  8. Sue - OH

    What a JOKE!

    I live in Ohio and it not a state of emergency that would deter a candidate from coming here. The McCain campaign must have gotten wind that we do not want that fraud to come to our state. We Ohioans value the TRUTH


    September 15, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  9. Michelle Atl

    This is a good sign.

    She is being sent a messsage, only she can understand the language because it is in tongue.

    Go back to Alaska with your iron fist, you rule alaska, you are a dictator.

    September 15, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  10. McWhine

    Is Palin going to campaign alone and answering real questions from audience?

    September 15, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  11. Silky Terrier K

    Something is up.Must be the legal crisis she and Todd are having in Alaska. I hope the man at the other end of the legal battle is safe and under guard. If he disappears the case is over. I guess McCain and his team should have looked into things a little better. The attention, money and energy was worth it I guess. Too bad they got called on the lies. They do that so well. MISCALCULATION BIG TIME.

    September 15, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  12. No Puma, Just Mad at Sarah

    Karma is a pistol. I guess there's only so much wind any city can take.

    September 15, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  13. Hypocrisy is the name of the game

    GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY.........................................

    September 15, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  14. Jeanette

    Guess this is sexist act too!!!!!! LOL

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 15, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  15. Nevada dude

    it will give her another day to read the 'Foreign Policy For Dummies' book she borrowed from W

    September 15, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  16. TyWebb

    Hey, since the weather turned bad, she had time to answer questions about "troopergate". Oh, wait a minute. What am I saying?

    September 15, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. Call it down the middle

    Nobody was going to show up anyway! The only good thing I can say about her is, she is pretty good looking, but as soon as she starts talking it ruins it! Looks however do not qualify her to be leader of the free world.

    September 15, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |

    Let's see more of the Alaskans protesting Palin's potential job as V.P.and, too, I like watching the Protesters.

    Obama BIden 2008

    September 15, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  19. Mike

    High Winds ? Uh huh. Chicago is famous for high winds. Obama is from Chicago. High winds disrupt Palin's campaign. McBush teams conclusion = High winds are Sexist and part of an Obama conspiracy.

    September 15, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  20. Farnk, Las Vegas

    Maybe God is trying to tell Palin to stop her flat out LIES.

    September 15, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |

    Ohio and Michigan will be lost to racism by Obama. If Obama
    does not win ONE of these states, I think he will lose this election.

    I think this nation will be in a very sad state if Obama loses.

    We can only hope that people see the light thru banishing their
    racist ideas.

    Obama Biden 2008

    September 15, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |


    September 15, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  23. John 64 years old Independent

    Well I guess this gives Sarah a pause to explain why if she is for open Government and such a reformer, she won't cooperate with the investigation of her influence peddling in Alaska.

    I guess it's OK to investigate "others" but not her misconduct!

    Silly Sarah or Scary Sarah?

    September 15, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  24. Megan

    Ok this is ridicules, why is it ok to compare Obama to Jesus, but it is not ok for Plain to talk about her belief in god. all I keep hearing is people saying to separate church and state, but you think that Obama in your savor, now who sounds wacko.

    September 15, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |

    John McMouse has been using the"enough" word a lot.
    Where are the protesters? I like watching them.

    September 15, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
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