October 24th, 2008
04:05 PM ET
11 years ago

Palin sees polls tightening in closing days

Palin campaigned in Missouri on Friday.

Palin campaigned in Missouri on Friday.

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (CNN) - Perched on a stage in a chilly parking lot outside a Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, Missouri, Sarah Palin promised a crowd of bundled up supporters Friday that the presidential race is tightening in these final days.

“It is going be a close race,” she said. “Man, it's coming down to the wire and thankfully, we're seeing some closing there in the poll numbers. We know its going to be close, but Missouri, with your support, with your vote, we're going to take the maverick of the Senate and put him in the White House."

Palin said Missouri - and the giant sporting goods store that made up the backdrop to the event - reminded her of Alaska.

“They're both states, just filled with good, hard-working, all-American people, loving the great outdoors,” she said.

At the rally, Palin reprised some of the new lines she unveiled this morning at a policy rollout focused on helping children with special needs, but returned primarily to the meat of her stump speech, telling the crowd that Barack Obama’s tax plan will stifle small business growth.

“And no one knows that better than Johnny Morris, who founded Bass Pro Shop,” she said. “Johnny founded one of the America’s great companies with nothing more than a dream and eight feet of space in his dad's store. And like a lot of other businesses, it grew into a big one. It got to hire more people and create more jobs all across this country.

“And that’s the kind of job growth and the job creation that our opponents’ massive tax increase would kill,” she said. “And we're not going let that happen.”

Palin was introduced at the speech by singer Naomi Judd, who blasted the “unrepentant liberal biased media, the pseudo intellectuals, the Hollywood elite and the bloggers and the haters” who, she said, have unfairly maligned the vice presidential candidate throughout the campaign.

But according to Judd, Palin isn’t the only political figure under attack: the singer added that she was ashamed of some of the “sexist barbs” being tossed at Palin, Cindy McCain, Michelle Obama and “even Hillary.”

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soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. CM in AR

    Sarah, honey do you have dyslexia? Check again girlfriend.

    October 24, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. heidi

    I am so amaze that I could dislike a individual so quickly yet such a short time.

    The NBC interview with Brian Williams is another joke. McCain & Palin pretended to be teammates as if they were husband and wife and finishing one anothers thoughts.

    So rehearse. So fake. So yesterday.

    What is todays date...never mind its not Nov 4th yet. But god please see the USA through this mess.

    October 24, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. Preston

    "...thankfully, we're seeing some closing there in the poll numbers."

    Doggone it, Sarah. Would you kindly define "we". You betcha.

    October 24, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. florence Giannini

    I think of Sarah Palin as the Manchurian Candidate or some character from a Stephen King novel being prepared to infilitrate the government and wreck havoc with her super right wing ideology. Seriously, why doesn't the media hammer her about her ties to the Alaska Independent Party – afterall she does sleep with one of their members. She scares the heck out of me and my friends. I think she scares the hell out of John McCain too. Big mistake on his part and he knows it.

    October 24, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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