Sarah Palin Speech
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin yesterday called on the crowd of over 4,000 people to support and vote for Steve Lonegan (R) who is running for a U.S. Senate seat against Cory Booker (D). She recalled the Battle off Monmouth and Molly Pitcher taking over the cannon when her husband fell. Gov. Palin said Pitcher was the first American Mamma Grizzy.
Lonegan said Booker’s record as Mayor of Newark – a bastion of crime and poverty – has been one of abject failure. Booker is running on a leftist/progressive agenda that mirrors Obama’s. Lonegan is a Constitutional Reagan Conservative. Gov. Palin’s endorsement brought him to within striking distance of Booker, who was leading in the polls and now Lonegan has pulled ahead in some polls.
In his address, Mark Levin said we were going to shove ObamaCare down the throats of those who passed it into law the same way they shoved it down ours.
Following her speech, Gov. Palin spent about 18 minutes on the rope line and 20 to 30 minutes in the VIP area. Because the media riser was low to the ground and far back, the angle was too shallow and neither Gov. Palin nor Mark Levin could be seen in the crowd.
In his dispatch, Breitbart columnist Kevin Scholla who tag-teamed with me in covering the story wrote in part:
“Something big is happening here. It’s called momentum,” Palin said. “You have the momentum with Steve’s campaign.”
“We are appealing to real American workers,” Lonegan told Breitbart News. “Booker wants more government programs, while I, like Governor Palin, want more liberty.”
Lonegan expanded on those thoughts during his speech, contrasting himself with Booker, while standing up for gun rights and vowing to stay true to his principles if elected. Palin promised that Lonegan will not forget his constituents if he gets elected.
New Jersey has not elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate in over forty years. Palin also called out the media for getting “all wee wee’d up” against Lonegan, and said they are doing so because Lonegan is more than within striking range of Booker.
Due to the low media riser and stage and the shallow angle, the rope line footage was not usable, however, the NJ State Coordinator for American Grizzlies United took several excellent still photos at the rope line.