McCain Does Minnesota

Presidential polls have been close here in Minnesota, so John McCain and Sarah Palin made a stop today to encourage the party’s faithful. I think the official estimate is that 10,000 cheering Republicans greeted them at the Anoka/Blaine airport north of Minneapolis. These photos are courtesy of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Here, McCain and Sarah and Todd Palin deplane at the airport:

Here, McCain dives into the crowd:

Here are McCain and Palin on the stage:

Finally, this crowd shot gives an idea of the turnout, which was impressive:

I’m still doubtful whether McCain has a realistic chance in Minnesota, but the enthusiastic reception was good to see.

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