Frankly, it is pretty amazing that there is such a large crowd at a mid-week rally with almost no notice. This region is not really that good with short notice and miday mid-week events as we can see with Rays baseball games. But the Florida State Fairgrounds exhibition hall is packed with what seems to be about 3000 people. The crowd is enthusiastic and was ready to hear the man of the hour.
Tina Pike past Republican state committee-woman was the mistress of ceremonies and did a wonderful job moving the program along. The speaker list included all Florida speakers. Deborah Tamargo, Chair of the Hillsborough County Republican party spoke as a Republican, a woman, and a mother and grandmother giving her full throated endorsement to Trump. She even spoke some of message in spanish to appeal to the Latinos in the crowd.
While the speakers all did an admirible job I could not help notice that an opportunity was missed. Mr. Trump open a very important door last week with his “What the hell do you have to lose” statement toward Black voters. It seems to me that this was a perfect chance to vibe on that theme. None of the speakers at the Tampa Rally were Black. It might have been seen as pandering but optics matter and this was a missed opportunity for the campaign to throw shade on the main stream media narrative of Trump’s disconnect with Black Americans.
Today was the perfect time for the Fight Back Media Group to be here.
Well, the traveling press I spoke of earlier have arrived. So I am guessing that Trump will hit the stage soon as it is 1:33pm a full 33 minutes late..
Rudy Giuliani on the stage being Rudy, the crowd is eating it up. Rudy did a great outlining Clinton crimes and misdemeanors. Rudy then pivots and give the usual red meat stuff to the crowed and they are eating it up.
Trump takes the stage at 2:10pm to a huge shout from the crowd. Trump is hitting all of talking points in quick succession. Something to consider, Trump mentions how tough it will be for companies to leave America. but shouldn’t he talk about creating an environment for companies to stay? ” I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created” said Trump. then switches right to the get out to vote as religious freedom. Trump promises to repeal and and replace Obamacare. Is this more over-promising? Trump goes to inner-city problems to piggy back from speech last week. He reiterates, “What do you have to lose?” “to the African American parent, you have the right t walk down the street and not be shot!” Trump eludes to Clinton’s health in an off-handed way. Trump is spending a great deal of time talking to Blacks and Latinos. “African Americans are tired of being used by these phony politicians”
Trump says he is going to withdraw America from the TPP. Trump threatens the use of tariffs.
Today, I am sure that the direction of Fight Back Media Group is correct.
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