Over at People’s Press Collective last night, El Presidente posted the picture and story of an Alaskan couple temporarily displaced to Colorado:
The attached photo is from a young couple from Anchorage, Alaska; here in Denver to have their special needs baby. The mother, Megan, said a few weeks ago she spoke with Gov. Palin about special needs babies for about ten minutes. They are so excited about her that theyâ€™re now volunteers for this rally! Megan will deliver their special needs son and then he will be cared for at Denverâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital. Megan had a little blue baby outfit that said, â€œMy mom is voting for Trigâ€™s mom!â€ and both Megan and her husband were proudly wearing their Palin t-shirts, which they had ordered on the Internet.
I had the opportunity to meet them, too, during the rush of activity this morning at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Real people with a compelling story, strong opinions, and genuine warmth. All the best to them, and a safe and healthy delivery. Here is a picture of the outfit that the expectant mother waved at this morning’s rally:
That about says it all. As you can see, with a subpar camera (or a subpar photographer), there really aren’t any other pictures of worth for me to share from this morning’s Sarah Palin rally. Check out Slapstick Politics and The Daily Blogster for something more akin to real photojournalism.
All I can say is I haven’t seen that much genuine grassroots energy and enthusiasm around Republican politics in a long time … if ever. It was also nice to see a high-quality GOP candidate in a targeted local race get to take the podium this morning: way to go to the next state senator from District 19 in Arvada and Westminster, Libby Szabo (who drew wild cheers at the mere mention of “soccer mom” and “lipstick”)! What a strange but refreshing political environment we now inhabit.