Here is an eyewitness account:
Just wanted to let you all know that my family and I attended a Sarah Palin rally in Asheville yesterday - spent 3 hours in line to get into the Civic Center and did not get in because it was filled at 10,000 attendees. I would say that there were 25,000 people standing in line. So perhaps the predictions that the election is in the bag are a bit inflated.McCain-Palin 2008
We went to show our kids (7 and 3) democracy in action, to see history in the making and to take action for what we believe in. How we were treated in Asheville was, quite simply, appalling. Rather than peaceful [Democrat] protests, people were dressed as zombies screaming at our kids (yes, our KIDS) that their parents were stupid and indoctrinating them with propaganda. Sarah tried to pet a "zombie" dog and was told "NO," that she was a zombie by some scary looking woman....
When we got home at 12:30 am, we noticed that our McCain-Palin sign had been stolen from our yard. I was first in line at the GOP headquarters downtown to get a replacement this morning, I also got a back-up just in case this happens again. They can steal my sign, but they cannot steal my vote.
While I am ashamed that these people behaved the way that they did, Wayne and I were so glad to see that there were so many pro-McCain and Palin attendees in Asheville.
The "zombies" in Asheville may have been trying to bully us into voting for Obama. They did not succeed. They simply [ticked] me off and are making me more vocal in taking back America and making it a place that we can be proud of again.
Please send this to anyone who may be on the fence about even casting a vote because they think it won't matter [and] that it's a done deal. If you can get 25,000 Republicans to come out in Asheville, we can certainly do it across America. I think it is far from over!