by Datechguy | August 5th, 2012
I was planning to cover an event in Newburyport MA today da plan was to get there at 11 to cover till 2 until I got word via Freedom Connector that Congressman Allen West (Fl-22) was coming to Lexington green for 11 a.m.
I decided on a new plan, I’d cover the Allen West event, make my call into WROL Boston for my weekly bot on Out With Joe after I left on the road to Newburyport and then cover the event getting there a little late.
So after Mass still wearing a suit I headed for Lexington. Although I’ve been to Concord Bridge many times I had only driven by Lexington green on rare occasions and never stopped. So I parked the car at the green at about 9:50 and took a few shots
I noted the oldest monument, dated 1799, seemed to be on a mound.
I was surprised to find out those who died in the battle were re-burried there more than a half century after the fact.
and even more surprised to find the monument to the ships named Lexington behind the Tavern
Slowly people started showing up, as it got nearly to 11 I was surprised how few, until I was told that the time had been changed to 12:00
So I waited
Took some pictures
and waited more
While waiting I interviewed one of the men waiting
and then a Tomi Olsen a GOP candidate anxious in Middlesex 24
Meanwhile the crowd kept growing and growing I had counted over 150 when I stopped.
After 3 hours I was getting REALLY hot I finally took my suit coat off and put my laptop in the car and Newburyport was off the menu, I was talking to the police Sgt on Duty as the crowd continued to grow to over 150. I was in the middle of an excellent conversation with a Lexington police Sgt when he pointed to the green and there was Congressman west
He was not taking questions but he had plenty of time for the people
He said a few words:
and posed for picture
and then more pictures
Although he had a 2nd event waiting he continued to give time
and more time
Even though it was very hot
and the line of people never seemed to stop
Until it was finally time to go but lucky for him there was an Ice Cream Truck Nearby
and as he left I talked to Mo the Ice Cream man who served him
The Take away thoughts
1. In Massachusetts an unpublished appearance by Allen West can draw 5x the number of people as a planned rally promoted nationally by the left on a Friday night just outside of Boston.
2. 30 people making noise is worth two media trucks to the Boston MSM but 150-200 on Lexington Green to see Allen West is not a story worth coverage beyond a blogger with a radio show on WCRN.
3. The left targeting of Allen West has shaken him up so much that he can travel 9 states to the north to visit Massachusetts while Democrats are being advised to stay in their own districts by their leaders.
4. If the GOP is going on offense in Massachusetts this election is going to be an unmitigated disaster for the left.
It was quite a day The full gallery follows
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