A massive crowd of at least 20,000 spread across the parking lot of Richmond International Raceway. Scores of people on the outer periphery more than 100 yards from the stage could not hear.
Some pointed skyward, urging that the volume be increased.
Palin stopped her remarks briefly and looked toward the commotion.
"I hope those protesters have the courage and honor to give veterans thanks for their right to protest," she said.
Some in the crowd tried to shout toward her what was really being said, but she couldn't hear them.
" Ratings equal money, I should know. "-- Art Bell