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I just attended a Trump rally - Everett, Washington

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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Actually, it's a very good indicator of the level of passion in an electorate.

It means more than you think.




posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Swills

It was broken up into paragraphs, easy to read and I usually avoid reading walls of text



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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Thanks for sharing your experience OP.
It's interesting to hear about what they are like



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: slider1982

It might have something to do with a very passionate group of people who are supporting Trump filling up his rallies and a large group of not at all passionate people who won't be attending any rallies and are holding their noses and voting for Hillary.

As of now, I'm planning on voting for Hillary and I sure as hell have no desire to attend her rallies. If I want to hear her pandering, I can do that from the comfort of my own home.


I suppose one could argue a true supporter would feel very enthused to see her and support her if she was in town. Be a part of history and all that.

I hear you though. I wouldn't attend these things, but I'm too lazy to leave the house as well



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: poncho1982

I seem to remember Ron Paul getting some pretty impressive attendance numbers at his rallies. Don't remember him winning the presidency by a landslide though.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: poncho1982

I seem to remember Ron Paul getting some pretty impressive attendance numbers at his rallies. Don't remember him winning the presidency by a landslide though.


Second time round maybe?, he was slaughtered by the press unjustly and had zero air time.. A lot has changed in 4 years and social media is playing a massive part in the election.

Not to mention Obama and his die hard voters that just stuck their head in the sand. It is easiest to win when the person in power is not going for a second term than to beat them and get them out of office.

Who in their right mind would vote Hillary?.. Are people in the US addicted to self destruction or something??..


RA
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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower



A Trump supporter will not stay home, come hell or high water, on Election Day.


And that's only 40% of registered GOP voters and that's being generous.



It's not the GOP primaries anymore, latest polls show around 80% of Republicans voting for Trump on Election Day.

Do you people actually think? Intentionally lie or tell year old half truths because they fit your agenda?

I don't get you people



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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It just seems to me rather convenient that anytime there's anti-establishment candidate like Ron Paul, Bernie, etc, they pull crazy massive crowds, but the crowds mean nothing excuse is always used. While polling, something the establishment can actually control and lie about is the true way to determine who's winning.


Romney even secretly admitted; during the 2012 primaries he said, "how am I winning, I have a rally and 300 people show up, Ron Paul has a rally and 10,000 people show up?"



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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Op, thanks for sharing. I had been to Ron Paul rallies, had talked to many who were there to observe. Unfortunately I missed the Bernie rally in Spokane that I'd planned to go to observe. It was the closest locally to me in Northern Idaho had a massive turnout in Eastern Washington's Trump stronghold. The Boise turnout had the highest participation on record for Democrat rally.

Similar with Bernie I do believe some of Ron Paul's votes were tampered with as well as how delegates were treated by the GOP establishment. Sadly there were less voters than the rallies but Paul had won the county. Overall it didn't make a difference to take on this Mormon leaning state's(ID) chosen candidate, Romney. Heck this state didn't even side with Trump, the vote went to Cruz.
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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: gymbeau2000

Thank you for that report.
It's really nice to get a first hand account of something most of us won't get a chance to witness.
S&F



I am always afraid if I go someone will get picture of me like I am coming out of the backdoor of a cat house or buying crank at some shady street corner. And then someday when I am famous.....see what I am saying?



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
a reply to: Puppylove




It just seems to me rather convenient that anytime there's anti-establishment candidate like Ron Paul, Bernie, etc, they pull crazy massive crowds, but the crowds mean nothing excuse is always used. While polling, something the establishment can actually control and lie about is the true way to determine who's winning.


Romney even secretly admitted; during the 2012 primaries he said, "how am I winning, I have a rally and 300 people show up, Ron Paul has a rally and 10,000 people show up?"




When people moan about the current candidates sadly as a population you have yourself to blame if they are not electing the right people.

Ron Paul WAS the chance for change and you let him slip on by, dare I say for "argument sake" if it was somehow a Ron Paul v Trump election Paul would win in a landslide???...

Anytime the media disregards someone that in every interview I heard him in was very intelligent and made very good common sense points yet even on here where the good patrons are aware of the BS that goes on there was almost a campaign against him and what did the US end up with the same Government that has bankrupted the country and maintained the status quo for the elite for the last god knows how many elections??..

You now have Hillary, she is firmly more of the same only with a unbelievable amount of arrogance or Trump who lets hope will be bring change to a very damaged system that for whatever reason people still want to defend??..



RA
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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: butcherguy

You might be surprised how many people love to see some real-life excitement and conflict, but I'm not. I know several people personally who don't support Trump at all, but waited in line for hours just to see what's been talked about in the media.

Don't let them fool ya Kayla. They're closeted Trump supporters. Better to remain silent and keep you as a friend than speak up and have you "unfriend" them.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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Well, 2 pages in and it's already derailed by the same people. It's sad really because a really interesting thread is easily ruined with the cluster comments from the same faces. If only something constructive could be added instead of "omg, like, 13000 people aren't a crowd, and you cut in line, you're a bad person". It really makes me question the process with which some people operate.

On topic. I was curious if anyone attended Trumps dinner banquet in Lake Tahoe. I was interested in buying tickets for my father in law.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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I went to a rally in PA early in the summer, and it was awesome.

There were like 5 fat ugly protesters. Just kidding, some were skinny.

Trump yard signs line the streets everywhere here.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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Harambe 2016



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower

originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
Yet with all that attendance at these rallies, Hillary still manages to be "leading"? No....


...Yes...

He's polling ahead in all the places you would expect.

Large crowds at events are not an indication of how many people will go out and vote on election day. The vast majority of voters do not attend political events other than voting on that day itself.

The two things are basically unrelated and to use his crowd size as a means to somehow insinuate that the polls are all faked in favor of Hillary is just nonsense.

~Tenth


I agree. Enthusiasm doesn't necessarily equal more votes than an opponent when it comes down to it. It does mean his base is likely to have high voter turnout come election time.

I don't like Trump's overly confrontational approach, and I think the wall idea is dumb (though I support better border control). I like his positions on international trade, the tpp and foreign policy (his foreign policy position is almost identical to Sanders). But not so much on the overly authoritarian slant. I dislike everything about Clinton and really can't stand SJW nonsense. So what to do...

It was great to get a full on first hand account without bias of a Trump rally. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:39 PM
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I went to one in Myrtle beach S.C. It was chilled out, lots of all types, I never made it in, way too many people. I like Jill and Gary, like REALLY like those two, they are my kind of people but until more people wake up Im voting Trump. Trumps kids are pretty cool and I think they will influence him in a good way. I also think Trump is pretty cool for an old dude, just feels he needs to be a hard ass to win I guess. Trump was so chilled out in the 80s, normally people chill out as they age but he is the opposite. The look on Madcows face when he wins will be priceless.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: FlyingFox They line the streets here too, I live in a Trump neighborhood and state actually. Im also a two minute walk from the beach so how red neck can I be ? lol



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: xstealth Did you look at how many democrats are voting Trump ? Indies ? How many democrats in some states that switched to republican ?



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:48 PM
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I barely go to the movies any more.
I 'm worried about errant civilians who like sucker punching people.
Course we don't really SEE much of that here in Colo Springs.
But NEVER to a political rally.
I am hearing multiple reports of big gatherings for Trump.
FUNNY the media polls are saying tie.
Something is broken in the media or ALL of you are liars.
I doubt the later.
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