MUDFLATS AT ANCHORAGE RALLY September 16, 2008Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
For people who just rely on the MSM (and nowadays who actually are they?) you might have missed Mudflats report on a rally organized by women in Anchorage. I know Anchorage is not the boondocks, and they are plugged into the wider world, but Sarah Palin does presume to talk for all Alaskans.
Still as Mudflats points out far more people than he expected turned out, and there was confirmation by passing cars, both of which suggest that demonstration was broad based. To quote a paragraph:
Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here.
Sometimes demos are just a round up of the usual suspects, and sometimes they reflect deeper under currents of opinion, which perhaps are seen in electoral outcomes because of the nature of the different processes. The electoral college votes will reflects the different states. Alaska, it seems to me, is in some ways like WA with long distances and mining, and in some ways like the NT with a significant indigenous population (about 30% of the Alaskan population). Anyway, let us not think that every person in Alaska is a clone of Sarah Palin.
Here is the vision, via Mudflats: