Palin Rallies Skew Heavily Male: "Our Kind Of Woman"

11/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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It is not unusual for fans of Sarah Palin to shout out to the Alaska governor in the midst of her stump speeches. It is noteworthy, however, that the crowds are heavily male.

"You rock me out, Sarah," yelled one man, wearing a red-checked hunting jacket as Ms. Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, strode into an airplane hangar here on Thursday. He held a homemade "Dudes for Sarah" sign and wore a National Rifle Association hat. Kenny Loggins's "Danger Zone" blared over the loudspeakers, and the man even danced a little -- yes, a guy in an N.R.A. hat dancing in a hangar, kind of a Sarah Palin rally thing.

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