Monday, April 21, 2008

John McCain's "Time for Action" Tour

U.S. Sen. John McCain, left, the apparent Republican presidential nominee; is introduced by Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, right, just before kicking off a tour through the predominantly Democratic Black Belt region. McCain began his "Time for Action" tour in Selma on the banks of the Alabama River. The Edmund Pettus Bridge in the background.

Following his Selma speech, McCain's "Straight Talk Express" headed to Wilcox County where the candidate planned to visit the Quilters of Gees Bend and take a ride on the Gees Bend Ferry. Later, he was to head for Thomasville, then Birmingham.

With McCain's visit, all three major presidential contenders have given speeches in Selma during the past 13 months. I believe that is a record!

The senator dined at The Downtowner Restaurant Sunday evening and stayed at the St. James Hotel Sunday night.



slim said...

You certainly got a close-up shot here. I really like the variety of subjects you share from Selma. I haven't been around to visit much, so am catching up on my day off (Patriots Day Holiday in Massachusetts).

brian said...

very nice photo and slideshow.. funny, i thought of you today when i heard mccain would be in selma! so this is the famous gov riley, who i've read about in the siegelman case recently. =) lots of things going on in alabama lately! (my mom's side of the family is from Florence/Muscle Shoals area)

Rambling Round said...

Hi Slim, Glad you enjoy the varied photo subjects of Selma! Come back anytime!

Brian, lots of things ARE going on in Alabama these days. We sure are getting attention from presidential candidates at least!
Interesting that you have relatives up north of here. Thanks for visiting.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow, you have big things going on there! :)

Lessie said...

This is the coolest picture! It looks like the sun was in his eyes! :) Very neat. I have no idea who I'll vote for -- but I definitely like McCain!

Destitute Rebel said...

Great closeup shot of McCain, Selma seems like the happening place with all these people showing up to ask for peoples vote. Love the variety on your blog.

isabella said...

I am blown away with the quality of your photos! So professional!

Loved the Selma Battle re-enactment post, too.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for your kind comments.
Lessie, the morning sun was really to McCain's right, but it was really bright.
Isabella, I always admire the quality of YOUR photos! I just keep practicing every day!

smilnsigh said...

You got a great photo here! Either you were close up, or you have a wonderful zoom. Great!


Jana said...

Great photo. That must be nice to have the candidates come through your area.

Southern Heart said...

Wonderful photo!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Wow! Talk about being at the right place at the right time :) Great shot rambling around.