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I am offering this brief rumination on the amazing experience my son, Jim, and I had a few nights ago when we attended the Trump Rally here in Pensacola. I will not repeat what we have all seen about the rallies, the size of the turnout, the excitement of the crowd, the music, the famous guests of honor in each State, and all the rest. Nor will I attempt to dress this up with some of the photos we took that night as the images would simply be similar to those you see on your news coverage.
I will, however, share with you one ingredient you can never really feel in its true and genuine reality and force unless you go and personally witness this phenomenon in person.
Love is what you will never fully appreciate until you stand there at the fence and watch Air Force One land and then watch it taxi around in front of the crowd and then when the President of the United States appears in the door and makes his trademark fist pump gesture, the whole atmosphere simply goes electric with the love every single person standing there feels for this man.
It was one of the most amazing phenomena (there’s that word again, but there really is no substitute for what happened) I have ever experienced, and it made me so thankful that I decided to get in the car, fight the traffic, walk the miles (that’s with an “s”) to get from the parking lot to the assembly area and, with my son, feel that which I could only get a mere hint of from watching the rallies on television or online.
I know this may not be much of a revelation to many here and I am not posting this to attempt any kind of persuasion at all. I would also add that I am not trying to deliberately “rile up”, as we say in the South, the Never Trumpers who will make their decision on their vote for the most important office in the world based on the nastiness of some tweets and similar considerations, as is their absolute right.
I will say, however, that I came away from this experience and both seeing and feeling personally the depth of the love of and dedication to this President wondering where in the world all of these gloomy predictions could possibly be coming from and what they are actually, with the emphasis on “actually”, based on?
We hear a lot about the enthusiasm gap in this election. I saw it and felt it Friday night here in Pensacola. It is real and it is palpable. Not one single person there that night, and I am quite sure this is true for all of the rallies, is going to neglect to vote.
I know we are close to November 3 and there may not be many more chances to attend a rally, but I wish all of my friends could experience what we did with rally here; it simply cannot be duplicated any other way than to go and personally see it and feel it.
As for me, I pray for the President every single day and I am praying that God will continue to Bless America!
Sincerely, JimPublished in