Was the so-called Melbourne campaign rally held by President Trump at the Melbourne-Orlando International Airport a waste of time or a stroke of genius?
When the Melbourne campaign rally was first announced, I was indifferent about it. It was being billed as a campaign rally because President Trump had already signed up to run for president in 2020 and the funds to pay for the rally were coming out of the campaign.
Of course, it goes without saying that those of the “tolerant left” totally trashed it. Here are a few of the comments that were made on a liberal thread to an article from Poliltico entitled, “Trump to Take Breather from White House, Hold Rally this Weekend.”
- Hasn’t he taken a break every weekend so far?
- He’s up to avoiding news conferences.
- Rally to make himself feel good.
- I would rather him do his (deleted) job instead of wasting taxpayer money on his vacations. The Presidency isn’t a Monday-Friday, 9-5 job.
- I’d rather he do his job. Did you get vacations after three weeks on any job you’ve ever had? Me either.
And these were some of the plainer vanilla comments that were made. Furthermore, on this thread, commenters were alleging that President Trump had already taken three vacations since his inauguration. That’s bunk and everyone, including the liberals who are alleging this know it. He’s worked every day or almost every day since assuming the office of the presidency. Visit whitehouse.gov to see a list of his accomplishments.
Back to the Melbourne campaign Rally, was it a waste of time or a stroke of genius. I think even the “tolerant left” would admit to themselves behind closed doors that it was a stroke of genius.
We almost lost this country and had Hillary Clinton been elected president, within four years, only remnants of the United States of America would probably remain. Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is a fragile think and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance, it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” (Taken from Wikiquote.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan)
Having almost lost this country, it is up to conservatives, including Trump supporters, the President and his administration, Congress, and the Judicial system to take responsibility for seeing that our freedoms remain in place for generations to come. Trump supporters, particularly, should not become discouraged. And while there are certainly going to be mistakes made, plus the left is not ever going to give up in its quest to oust President Trump, the conservative base must stay focused and ready to fend off the flames that the “tolerant left” is sure to throw.
After the president endured a grueling week, the Melbourne campaign rally served to reinforce Trump supporters and remind them of the things that this president has already accomplished and intends to accomplish. With the Internet and social media as driving forces that no one had heard of twenty-five years ago, especially social media, Trump supporters can mix it up with the “tolerant left.”
Many of us, myself included, have at one time worked in a customer service capacity. A lot of companies require their customer service employees to attend frequent seminars designed to reinvigorate and re-instill positive attitudes related to their work. This is necessary because everyone suffers burn-out occasionally and is prone to slack or sloppiness.
President Trump, in holding the Melbourne campaign rally, seems to be adopting the above approach in keeping his base reinvigorated. Plus, he is reminding the American people of the things his administration has accomplished and providing a roadmap to what he intends to do in the weeks and months ahead.
Should he continue these rallies? Absolutely! How often? The president has not called to ask my opinion, but when he does, I’m going to tell him that every 2-1/2 to 3 months is what I would recommend. Brian Kilmeade of the Fox and Friends show recommended every two months. Or maybe whenever needed would be a possibility.
Either way, the Melbourne campaign rally served its purpose. President Trump’s base got a dose of enthusiasm, and the liberals were left with egg on their faces.