Just listen to the crowd. I’ve honestly never seen anything like this for a conservative politician before.

Update: Maverick by four, says Zogby. “Clearly, Palin is helping the McCain ticket.”

Update: A prescient quote from last year tops Newsweek’s new profile of her: “When you talk about the Republican Party needing appealing candidates, darn right they do!… The Democrats, whether you like them or not … there is some dynamic there, and it’s something that the Republicans I think have lacked for some time.”

Update: It was like this yesterday in Michigan too, apparently. The Detroit News estimates a crowd of 10,000.