|10/10/15, Trump in Georgia|
"Donald Trump’s enthusiastic crowd at his first Georgia rally Saturday showed why he leads polls in the Peach State among Republican presidential hopefuls.
The crowd arrived early and periodically chanted his name while waiting. The real-estate developer/television personality rose to their energy when he appeared.
“They used to call it the silent majority. It’s not silent now,” he said....
|10/10/15, Trump rally in Georgia|
Timed to be convenient to working folks and located in a middle-class suburb, the free rally drew an estimated 4,500 people. Many donned red ball caps like Trump, and were wearing pins and T-shirts. They were mostly white, middle-aged and drove American-made cars.
Radio host Herman Cain warmed up the crowd between the first preacher and the national anthem and a country band with the second preacher. Like Trump, Cain is a former businessman who styled his 2008 presidential campaign as an outsider’s assault on the establishment with proposals like replacing the income tax and rebooting U.S. foreign policy.
“The establishment folks can’t even say ‘replace.’ They say ‘reform.’ That means they ain’t going to change anything,” said Cain, who hasn’t endorsed any candidate.
As Cain noted, Trump speaks for people frustrated by the status quo and feeling ignored by those in power. He said establishment Republicans characterize followers of populist leaders like Trump as being crazy.
“I love those crazies,” Cain thundered.
|10/10/15, Trump in Georgia|
Trump isn’t the only leading Republican candidate stumping in Georgia this weekend.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson scheduled a book signing at 7 p.m. about 10 miles away as part of his own outsider campaign and a church visit in Gainesville on Sunday."...
|Oct. 10, 2015, Trump in Georgia|
First image, "Norcross (United States), 10/10/2015.- Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Norcross, Georgia, USA, 10 October 2015. The visit, attended by thousands, is Trump's first rally in metro Atlanta since he joined the race. (Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER," yahoo.com photos
Second image: "Supporters cheer on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks during a campaign rally at the North Atlanta Trade Center, Saturday, Oct., 10, 2015, in Norcross, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)"
Third image: "Norcross (United States), 10/10/2015.- Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Norcross, Georgia, USA, 10 October 2015. The visit, attended by thousands, is Trump's first rally in metro Atlanta since he joined the race. (Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER"
4th image, "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, works the crowd during a campaign rally held at the North Atlanta Trade Center, Saturday, Oct., 10, 2015, in Norcross, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis) AP"
Added: There were no seats at the Trump Georgia rally. If you were there, you stood the entire time. Following from a person (a Trump fan) who attended, loved it, but hopes for chairs next time:
Commenter at The Conservative Treehouse to post about Trump Georgia event: "Candidate Donald Trump – Norcross Georgia Rally (Video) October 10, 2015:
Citizen Reporter here:
I was there. We arrived early and we were in the front tier of those 8,000 people behind us. All I can say is this: I have never in my life experienced such energy about any election. There were no seats. We stood for 2 1/2 hours waiting for Donald to appear. We were elbow to elbow.
We met a lot of folks-young ones 21-30 years old, families with their children on their shoulders, war veterans, current military enlistees. I only witnessed one elderly lady having to leave. It was hot temperature wise and everyone was so close. Thus I can understand that she felt faint. Of course “Obama” would tell her to contact the para-legals. LOL!
Every race was represented. My major “pick up” were the 20-30 year olds. There were a gang of them standing near us and part of their members appeared to be Hispanics. And directly behind us were Hispanics speaking Spanish. The area where this engagement was held has a high illegal population. There were only 2 protesters. Imagine that???
At the end, Donald walked out and started doing autographs and shaking hands and OMG the 8,000+ folks behind us did their best to get up there even if it meant trampling those in front of them. I do so hope that the next GA Trump event will include chairs as this was a scary experience to say the least.