Inside the Tent: Reactions to Sarah Palin’s speech
Sarah Palin touted her small-town roots and lashed out at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as out-of-touch elitists who do not understand everyday life in America.
Here are some reactions from inside the convention center in St. Paul:
Liz Tait and Molly White, Texas
“Soccer moms are gonna put her in the White House!”
Bob McAfee, Pennsylvania
“She’s a winner and we need a winner.”
Anne Conrad, Tennessee
“She’s a woman who has dealt with real issues in her family, her state, and her job, and she’s addressed them with strength, out of courage, and really following her convictions.”
Tony Manheim, New York
“I thought she gave a great speech and I’m rethinking my initial reactions.”
Christine Dwyer, Ohio
“She’s rocking, she’s rolling, she’s bold, she’s courageous and we love her.”
Tobias Buck, Indiana
“Sarah Palin looked into the liberal heart and made it bleed.”
Audrey (last name not known), Minnesota
“I really belive this will pull in Hillary voters.”
The videos were shot by Ed Stoddard, Corbett B. Daly and Leslie Rutledge.
Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Rutledge is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are her own.
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