Commentary Magazine


Notes from the McCain/Palin Event: 1

I am at the McCain-Palin rally in Fairfax Virginia. The setting is a park, a location which was substituted for a local high school to accommodate a larger than originally anticipated crowd. (There was also some local fuss about using a high school for a campaign event, although Barack Obama did the same earlier in the year.) The crowd is pouring in, largely middle aged. A sixtyish lady dressed in a bright red McCain shirt just came over to ask if anyone had lipstick to decorate her sign.