Radio Iowa has a great play-by-play of a McCain-Palin rally in Cedar Rapids. With the “Top Gun” soundtrack heralding the arrival of the ticket (seriously), the crowd was pumped—for Sarah Palin. A casual poll before the rally suggested that Palin was the event’s star, and that sentiment was backed up when the audience started filing out five minutes into McCain’s speech.
The Top Gun soundtrack began playing just about the time McCain’s plane arrived. Shortly after 11 o’clock (an hour late), McCain and Palin took the stage as the Garth Brooks song “Standing Outside the Fire” played and the crowd cheered.
“We want Sarah,” the crowd began chanting as Palin said, “Thank you,” to begin the rally.
[...] I look up, about five minutes into McCain’s address and see a steady stream of people walking out of the rally. They just came to see Palin apparently.