Posted on | September 5, 2011 | 72 Comments
UPDATE: Here’s a shot where you can see the crowd size (click to enlarge):
My rough eyeball estimate was about 800 people. There were lots of chants of “Run, Sarah, run!” BTW, this photo nearly got me the bum’s rush from security. I went up the stair backstage to get the photo and was then, um, asked by security to leave the backstage area. Hazards of the trade. But the point is — I got the photo.
UPDATE: Sarah Palin speaks (click to enlarge):
UPDATE: Backstage, Governor Palin autographs Ron Rivoli’s guitar:
I’ll have more photos and videos later.
UPDATE: Da Tech Guy has more photos.
UPDATE: Here’s my interview with Mary Watson of Students4Palin:
UPDATE: Video interview with Jordan Porter and his father, Scott Porter, who drove from Maine to attend the Manchester rally:
PREVIOUSLY: We’re at Veterans Memorial Park, where a Tea Party Express rally featuring Sarah Palin is scheduled to get going at noon ET. Here are a few shots of faces in the crowd.
Jordan Porter, 19, and his father Scott Porter drove five hours from Machias, Maine, to attend the rally.
Mary Watson of Students4Palin.com is a law student at George Mason University and — in case you didn’t guess — a native of New Orleans.
Peter Southwick and Steve Brennan at the Organize4Palin tent. Steve says, “We are relentlessly gung-ho.”
Much, much more to come.