Do the choices of the Senate candidates at Saturday’s Nevada Day parade in Carson City portend the election results on Tuesday?
Harry Reid opted to sit and be a spectator rather than walk the parade route, while Sharron Angle walked the two-mile route — twice. Angle has often been called the “Energizer bunny” of Nevada politics. If she had not earned that moniker before, she did so this weekend.
The Angle campaign reported this morning that Angle arrived home in Reno after midnight following Friday’s get-out-the-vote rally in Las Vegas with Senator McCain, Michael Reagan and Jon Voight.
At 6 a.m. Saturday, she was driving to Carson City for the Republican Women’s traditional pancake breakfast before the annual parade’s start. Angle served meals and talked with attendees for three hours, until she had shaken hands with every last one of them. She was the last to leave.
Choosing to take the local Republican womens’ chapter up on their impromptu offer to walk with their float near the front of the parade, Angle then went back and walked the route a second time.
In contrast, Reid greeted spectators and participants before the parade’s start, and then sat and watched the procession. Staffers said Reid was advised not to walk or ride a car in the parade because of security concerns.