I went to a Donald Trump rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio a couple nights ago. Before you question my political allegiances or mental stability/sanity, please be aware that I go to just about every presidential campaign event within an hour proximity. This would be my third Trump rally (David Lawrence Convention Center, airport hangar at the Pittsburgh cargo terminal, and now the latest, Ohio Eastern University auditorium). My primary motivation for attending is to distribute my propaganda.
I've also attended several Bernie and Hillary rallies. Even a Kasich one. There was only one where I couldn't muster up the requisite enthusiasm. Drumroll please.... it was Ted Cruz in Monroeville. Seriously, can you blame me? However, I do have incredibly fond memories of his running mate's "drop it like it's hot" stage disappearance.
Reminds me of throwing towels down the old laundry chute. Or when you cash your check in the bank drive thru and the money comes hurdling down at ya in one of those cylinder containers via compressed air. Swoooosh!
Since this is my third Trump rally, I thought I'd offer a few observations. Pulling into the lot, the first thing you notice is the carnival atmosphere. Roving black men selling t-shirts. Incidentally, with the exception of Secret Service, TSA and local cops, these are the only individuals of color you will see at a Trump rally. Surprisingly enough, they're kind of boisterous. Running around from car to car, hustling and yelling...
"Donald Fuckin' Trump for President!"
"Monica sucks, Hillary Swallows!"
"Hillary for Prison!"
"Trump that Bitch!"
This is their collective refrain. Others are hocking hats, pins, lawn signs, etc. Like I said, it's basically a yard sale/carnie atmosphere. And guess what? Yep, the pigeons are out in full force. They're the most highly coveted market of the commercial sector--- white men aged 25-35. Impetuous young male adults. The impulsive ones who will buy anything. There's a ton of overlap with the Kenny Chesney/UFC crowd. I collectively refer to them as the "finger lookin' kids."
You think I'm kidding?