A show of support for the McCain-Palin ticket in Fitchburg today. The national "Stop Obama" tour made a stop at McKee Farms County Park. Speakers included Deborah Johns, a Marine mom from California, who says Obama is no leader. "He continually takes the backseat effort, and plays the Monday morning armchair quarterback, and lets everybody else make the decision," said Johns.
John McCain is "asking for the right to serve this nation one more time," said radio talk show host and TV pundit Mark Williams. "Barack Obama believes he's entitled, not to lead this nation, but to run this nation, and run your lives and my life. America, our country, deserves better." Johns lavished praise McCain's VP pick. Sarah Palin is "an everyday American woman mom, a Blue Star mom, just like me," gushed Johns. "I am so excited to have that woman on the ticket."
Some in the crowd claimed to have felt less than welcome in liberal, heavily Democratic Madison. "I just don't understand how so many people can be so behind Barack Obama," one woman said. Another reported getting negative reactions from people on State Street in downtown Madison, where she was wearing McCain-Palin campaign items.
The Stop Obama National Tour also made stops Wednesday in Milwaukee and Green Bay.