Governor Palin Spoke To Thousands On ECU Campus

Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke at ECU's Minges Coliseum Tuesday evening. Thousands of people gathered to hear her speak.

Palin's was scheduled to take the podium at 7 p.m., but her plane did not land in Greenville until about that time. She started speaking closer to 7:30 p.m.

The Republican vice-presidential candidate talked about ECU’s recent football success and how she and John McCain hoped to succeed in the White House.

"John McCain and I know that the people of Greenville and that the people of the country are ready to shake up Washington," Palin said.

Palin said no matter your party, she and McCain are asking for your vote, to put them in Washington D.C. and put government back on your side.

She briefly mentioned her debate with Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Palin talked about reform of government, the $10 trillion national debt, senior citizens, taxes and the war, saying McCain, unlike his opponent, isn’t afraid to use the word “victory.”

She talked about McCain’s 22 years in uniform. She asked all the military in the audience to raise their hands.

Her recurring them was putting government back on the side of the people. When she talked about Obama, the crowd roared and chanted "Nobama, Nobama."

Palin also talked about drilling for oil now, in America.

After the rally at ECU, Palin stopped to watch the debate at a pizza restaurant in Greenville.

Boli's hosted the Alaskan Governor for a post-rally slice of pizza and a pint of beer. More than 30 locals watched the presidential debate on television with Palin. The VP candidate stayed at Boli's for the entire debate before leaving Greenville.


On Monday McCain and Palin supporters waited in line for hours to get their hands on a pair of tickets to see Sarah Palin Tuesday night.

The Pitt county Republican Campaign headquarters handed out 200 tickets in Greenville. People were allowed to take two tickets to attend Tuesday night's GOP rally held inside Williams Arena at Minges coliseum on the campus of East Carolina University.

The rally starts at 4 pm; Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak around 7pm.

Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, will also be in eastern Carolina Tuesday.

Michelle Obama will host a community event with military families at the Jacksonville Commons recreation center at 1:30.

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People were told to sign up for the tickets and then they could pick them up Saturday morning.

Many Pitt County Palin fans who didn't sign up earlier were turned away and told to come back for some. Those who *did* get their name down on the list and got their tickets were excited about the rally.

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Four weeks before the presidential election and Sarah Palin will hold a campaign rally at ECU. Click the story to learn where tickets can be obtained.

The McCain-Palin ticket will make its first visit to Eastern Carolina with a campaign stop in Greenville.

On Tuesday Governor Sarah Palin will conduct a Road to Victory rally at Minges Coliseum.

Doors to the rally are set to open at 4:00 p.m.

The coliseum holds 8,000 and party officials expect tickets to go fast. They can be obtained free of charge at any of the 14 McCain-Palin Victory Offices in North Carolina.

Here are the addresses of the two locations in Eastern Carolina:

Greenville Victory Office
103B Commerce Street
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 321-1996

Jacksonville Victory Office
487 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 347-7442


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 15, 2008 at 02:34 PM
    Headline Nov 5th, 2008: DEMOCRATS BEWILDERED OVER
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 15, 2008 at 02:02 PM
    To Anonymous in Elizabeth City (Oct 14th @ 0916am); Let me set you straight. I am not well off. I have been laid off, and not yet off the 'soup line' as I like to call it. I am a Republican. Do I agree with everything they do blindly just to tow the party line? Absolutely not! Do I always vote for them? Hell yes! Why? Because nothing that the Democrats have to offer can I swallow. Everything I support and believe is only represented on this side. One of the biggest problems in out party is that the Republicans haven't been acting or supporting their own party. They keep trying to find the middle ground and attempting to placate the left. That is why our party is in such disarray. In case you didn't know, McCain isn't really a Republican, he is a moderate sitting right on the fence. But he is what the party gave us, so he is who we will vote for. Real Conservatism works every time it is tried, however it has been awhile since we actually practiced it. Obama will send us off a cliff!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:03 AM
    First to clarify a position of me as poster. I am a registered democrat of thirty some years, not a middle class salary and never throw out the race card. Most democrats are moderate, not liberal. The problem is the association is now drawn as being all liberal. To explain NC, it is mostly moderate and will vote as it has for the last 3 decades for republican canidate. This time there is even a woman running even better. If Colin or Condi would be on the ticket, even better. We want moderate presidents. Ones that believe in god and country. Obama doesn't demonstate either. In fact he is scary due to his associations. Swing state, not really, that is the media hype and the polls that reflect media research. Last night Fox revealed a different type of poll. The scary poll. Obama had 80% against McCain 14%. Obama holds a hidden agenda that most liberals won't even see as they are blinded by party loyalty instead of personal principles. Well, the rest of us 80% will not vote for the guy.
  • by Anonymous Location: Elizabeth City, NC on Oct 14, 2008 at 06:16 AM
    Umm what year is this...1932??? It is so sad that we're in the year of 2008 and most individuals that have posted their thoughts on this blog are one sided. I would be wrong to say ALL of you who have posted about Kool-Aid drinkers,uneducated masses and the list of negativity goes on and on are WHITE Americans. But that would be wrong. Everyone's still throwing out the race cards. Those that are supporting Obama or McCain is because they believe in what they're saying they can do. I personally feel that a change is needed in Washington. The ones' backing McCain are apparently rich and well off and just die hard, born and bred Republicans. And the ones behind Obama feel that he can deliver the change that most of the needs. What will it take for people to stop being so stereotypical and immature. I pray for all of your souls. I hope your children or grandchildren will have a better code of ethics and morals.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 13, 2008 at 04:39 AM
    Anonymous Oct 11,2008 @ 8:16 PM; Your post reflects ONE of my major points. The uneducated masses who have no idea what the issues are or who the key players are, and obviously cannot spell are the 'sheep' that are going to the polls to vote in the party that will require nothing of them, keep them ignorant, and deliver very little of their empty promises. Short uneducated bumper sticker comments that reflect nothing except a demonstration of ignorance.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2008 at 05:16 PM
    Posted by: anton Location: greenville on Oct 10, 2008 at 06:52 AM palin only is good for one thing dance in a table dance with a bunch of ones in her waist. she has no brain.republicans are going dawn. Wow and they say us Republicans are dumb!
  • by C on Oct 11, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    Hey, Obama Snake Oil co.: Somehow, I think that if video/audio of Obama burning an American flag was out there, his kool-aid drinkers would still vote for him. The media has done everything they can to elect this man, and they've done everything possible to make everyone hate Bush, McCain, Palin,and conservatives in general. It seems to me that the mainstream media has the biggest influence over those hopeless dupes who, whether consciously or unconsciously, think to themselves, ''The media would'nt say it if it were'nt true !'' Such people are easily manipulated by feelings, and seldom look past feelings to delve into facts. The scary thing is that even these people that can't think for themselves are given the right to vote, and Obama will have both the media and them to thank if he wins. Just think : If only the intelligent people were allowed to vote, no Democrat would EVER get elected ! Hang tough, buddy!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Oct 11, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    Someone should vote for Obama. What part of uninformed do you not understand? We thought Nixon was corrupt, but you will vote for Obama? Get informed, stop drinking the koolaide, well, have two more glasses, you will feel better. VBush, I think Jim Jones would be proud. Obama suckered in so many with so little information and they fell for it...isn't terd polish great? We don't get it? What part of socialist, communist, terroist do you not get? If you like your job or want your 401K back you better think again. Yall have a nice night, play fair and vote republican. Obama, he just can't tell the truth, he doesn't want anyone to know.....
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2008 at 02:33 PM
    Lavon, I am all for her taking a cop with an attitude (& a gun) off the street! He was a dirty cop.
  • by Obama/Biden08 on Oct 11, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    VBush, Snake Oil, maybe we feel the same, You don't get it no matter what happens. Six of one, half dozen of the other.
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