This morning there was a big red bus out front of the Salisbury GOP Victory Center.
Eventually we saw there were a number of special guests on the bus, and our small city will get a little love from Fox News as well. Bret Baier sat in our headquarters taping an interview with Michael Steele for later broadcast.
Apparently Bret’s aboard the bus for today. But people were excited even if they’re not on the bus, and passers-by were greeted by about a dozen sign wavers – that’s the first picture below.
Overall well over 100 people crammed into our South Salisbury Boulevard headquarters, including practically every local candidate and state party Chair Audrey Scott. As you’ll see in the second picture below, that guy running for governor is also a popular fella to be pictured with. Bob referred to the group as “the James Gang”, playing off the rock band of yore. Bob made sure to point out that “I don’t support Jim Mathias, despite what he may say.”
It was also an excuse for GOP candidates to see and be seen. Marty Pusey was out making her rounds.
Mike McDermott, her fellow District 38B House candidate, was also there but had this high-visibility item nearby as well.
So after the bus made a show of re-arriving, leading to the quip of the day – Michael Steele joked as he was departing that, “I tell my Democratic friends the bus is a little understated, but it gets the job done” – we all crammed into the headquarters building itself to hear what they had to say. When I say crammed, it was pretty crowded.
State chair Audrey Scott, who you may see in the middle of the above picture, served as the emcee.
As I write this, I’m uploading the videos from today’s remarks for a special edition of FNV. But Michael Steele didn’t get right back on the bus after his remarks were through. He also gave a pep talk to the volunteers who jumped on the phones to make the calls we need for victory.
He also had time to tape a quick interview with local radio host Bill Reddish and talk to other reporters.
Michael noted the 2010 campaign, “is unreal…a tidal wave that’s brewing.”
We will find out on Tuesday, but the group here sounded pretty confident of victory.