Palin Away, McCain’s Crowds Shrink

McCain’s first rally without Palin was a dud, attracting only 3,000 people in a 16,000 person venue. This comes just days after McCain was caught lying about the size of his crowds to the media. “In a story on Sept. 11 about Palin’s attraction for some Virginia women voters, Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher estimated the crowd to be 8,000, not the 23,000 cited by the campaign.”