DaTechGuy at the Donald Trump Event Pt 2: Da People

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DaTechGuy at the Donald Trump Event Pt 2: Da People

The 2nd of three posts on Don­ald Trump in Derry NH. Part 1 (The Pros & semi Pros) is here.

Once the peo­ple started arriv­ing I went toward the main entrance. There were solid metal bar­ri­ers sep­a­rat­ing the two sides of the entrance with a table to process peo­ple with tick­ets. The only way to get to one side vs the other was through the entrance­way of the building.

Since I was on the ticked side I asked the peo­ple there first, how­ever none of the 25 or so peo­ple there were inter­ested. Per­haps is was the hat and scarf in 90 degree weather, or per­haps it was a rea­son­able dis­trust of the media but they all declined. So I went through the dou­ble doors to the other side. That side was for the hand­i­capped and vol­un­teers. There was a man named Ken happy to share his views.

If Ken’s voice sounds famil­iar to you that might be because he was shout­ing out a lot dur­ing Mr. Trump’s speech later that day.

Once the peo­ple saw from my inter­view with Ken that my inter­views were straight­for­ward and I wasn’t out to trap or spin any­one peo­ple were happy to talk. Shirley was next

That she changed her reg­is­tra­tion to vote for Trump was sig­nif­i­cant to me.

Trina, a Trump vol­un­teer (and a big fan of my pal Pam Geller) was sup­posed to be next

But she was delayed briefly by a phone call so I talked to Jim and Lana before her

It’s worth not­ing that of that first four only Jim & Lana weren’t ready to pull the lever for Trump.

At this point I went back to the other side and in the twenty min­utes or so that those inter­views took the crowd had more than tripled and with the influx of peo­ple came many peo­ple will­ing to talk to me, one of the most inter­est­ing was a 13-​year-​old boy who had, for his birth­day asked his mother to take him to see Don­ald Trump

Another sur­prise was Luke. He has come up from Mary­land to scope out col­leges and decided to detour after check­ing out Dart­mouth to see Trump. He even had a copy of his book (which he would end up get­ting signed dur­ing the speech).

How­ever more typ­i­cal were peo­ple like Bruce

Eddie

and George:

What was inter­est­ing was as soon as I would talk to some­one near the end of the line, the line would get longer and I would con­tinue down the line doing inter­views. EVen­tu­ally I took a count of the line and Elena was #307

To be sure there were some inter­views that were dif­fer­ent. David had come with his brother and I didn’t real­ize at the time he appar­ently had a hand­i­cap. There was another fel­low a young guy who called him­self Ryan R Ryan who seemed to me to be trolling but since I made an open request for inter­views I uploaded rather than erased them.

At the end of the line was a 2nd line for peo­ple who didn’t have tick­ets. Based on what Fred had told me their odds of get­ting in were pretty slim but that didn’t stop me.

The first per­son I talked to was Cheri, who believe it or not was a Hillary per­son but was con­sid­er­ing Trump

I asked her about the email scan­dal but she thought it was much ado about noth­ing (prov­ing Neo Neo­con right)

I then talked to Nancy who was all in for Trump

and Richard

who was going to wait till he heard all the can­di­dates before mak­ing a final decision.

By this time I headed back toward the press area it was get­ting closer the time of the Trump press avail­abil­ity. On my way back I did my last and in one sense most inter­est­ing interview

But the most inter­est­ing inter­view which was Carl

Who said he was inter­ested in Trump but as a 3rd party rather than a GOP can­di­date, but it remains to be seen if the Don­ald can change his mind.

If you watch the inter­views above you’ll notice sev­eral con­sis­tent thoughts

1. Peo­ple con­sider Trump a truth teller.

2. Peo­ple like that he’s polit­i­cally incorrect

3. Peo­ple really like his immi­gra­tion stance

All these things were in my mind as I checked the time and headed back to the press room to get ready for Mr. Trump’s arrival…

Update: Matt Lewis not with­stand­ing Those peo­ple didn’t seem dan­ger­ous to me

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The only pay I get for any of this comes from you. My annual goal is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nom­i­nal liv­ing doing this.

For a Don­ald Trump the 22K that would cover my expenses for the and the extra $10K that would pay for the roof, car, floor kitchen and bath­room repairs that I had to put on plas­tic would be noth­ing and if my traf­fic was the size of a Drudge get­ting enough peo­ple to kick in to cover those bills would likely not be an issue.

But I have to take things as they are so if you like what you see here includ­ing my paid writ­ers like Tim Imholt, Fausta Wertz, Pat Austin et/​al and have a lit­tle extra you can spare. I’d appre­ci­ate it if you would hit DaTipJar





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The 2nd of three posts on Donald Trump in Derry NH. Part 1 (The Pros & semi Pros) is here.

Once the people started arriving I went toward the main entrance. There were solid metal barriers separating the two sides of the entrance with a table to process people with tickets. The only way to get to one side vs the other was through the entranceway of the building.

Since I was on the ticked side I asked the people there first, however none of the 25 or so people there were interested. Perhaps is was the hat and scarf in 90 degree weather, or perhaps it was a reasonable distrust of the media but they all declined. So I went through the double doors to the other side. That side was for the handicapped and volunteers. There was a man named Ken happy to share his views.

If Ken’s voice sounds familiar to you that might be because he was shouting out a lot during Mr. Trump’s speech later that day.

Once the people saw from my interview with Ken that my interviews were straightforward and I wasn’t out to trap or spin anyone people were happy to talk. Shirley was next

That she changed her registration to vote for Trump was significant to me.

Trina, a Trump volunteer (and a big fan of my pal Pam Geller) was supposed to be next

But she was delayed briefly by a phone call so I talked to Jim and Lana before her

It’s worth noting that of that first four only Jim & Lana weren’t ready to pull the lever for Trump.

At this point I went back to the other side and in the twenty minutes or so that those interviews took the crowd had more than tripled and with the influx of people came many people willing to talk to me, one of the most interesting was a 13-year-old boy who had, for his birthday asked his mother to take him to see Donald Trump

Another surprise was Luke. He has come up from Maryland to scope out colleges and decided to detour after checking out Dartmouth to see Trump. He even had a copy of his book (which he would end up getting signed during the speech).

However more typical were people like Bruce

Eddie

and George:

What was interesting was as soon as I would talk to someone near the end of the line, the line would get longer and I would continue down the line doing interviews. EVentually I took a count of the line and Elena was #307

To be sure there were some interviews that were different. David had come with his brother and I didn’t realize at the time he apparently had a handicap. There was another fellow a young guy who called himself Ryan R Ryan who seemed to me to be trolling but since I made an open request for interviews I uploaded rather than erased them.

At the end of the line was a 2nd line for people who didn’t have tickets. Based on what Fred had told me their odds of getting in were pretty slim but that didn’t stop me.

The first person I talked to was Cheri, who believe it or not was a Hillary person but was considering Trump

I asked her about the email scandal but she thought it was much ado about nothing (proving Neo Neocon right)

I then talked to Nancy who was all in for Trump

and Richard

who was going to wait till he heard all the candidates before making a final decision.

By this time I headed back toward the press area it was getting closer the time of the Trump press availability. On my way back I did my last and in one sense most interesting interview

But the most interesting interview which was Carl

Who said he was interested in Trump but as a 3rd party rather than a GOP candidate, but it remains to be seen if the Donald can change his mind.

If you watch the interviews above you’ll notice several consistent thoughts

1. People consider Trump a truth teller.

2. People like that he’s politically incorrect

3. People really like his immigration stance

All these things were in my mind as I checked the time and headed back to the press room to get ready for Mr. Trump’s arrival…

Update: Matt Lewis not withstanding Those people didn’t seem dangerous to me

*********************************************************************

The only pay I get for any of this comes from you. My annual goal is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nominal living doing this.

For a Donald Trump the 22K that would cover my expenses for the and the extra $10K that would pay for the roof, car, floor kitchen and bathroom repairs that I had to put on plastic would be nothing and if my traffic was the size of a Drudge getting enough people to kick in to cover those bills would likely not be an issue.

But I have to take things as they are so if you like what you see here including my paid writers like Tim Imholt, Fausta Wertz, Pat Austin et/al and have a little extra you can spare.  I’d appreciate it if you would hit DaTipJar





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That gets all the bills paid. If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire more blogger to help me get it done.

Consider Subscribing 100 Subscribers at $20 a month will get the job done and then some.


Choose a Subscription level



Additionally our subscribers get our podcast emailed directly to them before it show up anywhere else.

If you could kick in I’d really appreciate it.