We have to hope Trump falters. Right now he is totally off his meds. And his rabid followers love it
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 13 March 2016 at 07:22
We see it from a distance.
Our perspective may be skewed.
On the other hand.....
The candidate has lurched between contradictions since the start.
In the morning he makes a reference.
In the evening, he denies it.
He has no shame.
I think the audience await breathlessly for the unexpected . They may want to be able to tell their grandchildren they were there when.....
Add Chris Christie and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardie come to mind. Add Ben Carson and the Three Stooges are conjured up. One more unlikely character and the Marx Brothers will be on centre stage.
Friday night was interesting and dangerous. Police presence was not huge.
Thousands of excited people in the same place chanting, hopping up and down, snatching signs.
By the end of the evening the police reported to the media; no arrests and no injuries.
Yet the media reported violence.
After weeks of encouraging followers to beat the crap out of protesters, carry them out on stretchers, smash them in the face, get them out of here, the absent candidate cancelled the rally and told his followers;
"Go in Peace"
That's the final salutation of a priest to the congregation at the end of a mass.
How malapro is that?
Next day, four arrests were reported in the news. Considering the thousands present and potential for catastrophe, four arrests are hardly mob violence.
A policeman calmly walked across, in front of the camera, with blood on his head. The reporter said he had been hit with a bottle. Except for the blood ,there was nothing to indicate injury or incapacity.
Nobody, including the cameraman paid the slightest mind to him nor did he seem to be seeking attention.
The event was surreal.
But the story is not over yet.
It has a way to go.