- 13 Oct 08, 03:18 PM GMT
Who's running? The rally here at Virginia Beach is just starting, and Thelma Drake - the Republican Congresswoman for Virginia's 2nd district - has announced who'll be on stage in a bit.
John McCain got a good cheer. Then there was a slightly longer one for Hank Williams Jnr who'll be on stage shortly.
"And of course," (pause for dramatic effect) "the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin."
The cheer was twice as long as either of the past two.
Now Thelma Drake has just said: "Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air." The crowd love it.
Oh, and on that subject of how many will wear red? It's about half of the crowd. Which we're estimating at around 25,000 - but I'm useless at working out crowd sizes!
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