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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 08:31 AM

8. "They saw the huge rallies."

In the 2016 election cycle, I talked til I was blue in the face trying to explain to people how that rallies work: all the people within driving distance of the event site can come.

"Driving distance", anywhere outside of Alaska and Hawaii, includes the population of several states.

So getting 20,000 to come see a TV celebrity, for free, out of a population of millions isn't a huge feat.

Additionally, the Trump campaign was notorious at the time for handing out several times more tickets than the event venue could actually seat. So many of the people who'd travelled hundreds of miles, with a ticket in hand, couldn't even get inside to watch the event.

That's a terrible way to treat your "supporters" and credible candidates who care about people don't do such things (i.e. everyone else who's ever run). But I guess celebrities can get away with treating people like dirt and be loved for it.

People showing up to see a TV personality doesn't mean that the TV personality is widely popular or wildly popular. I showed up to a grocery store one time to get my picture taken with a guy wearing a Chester Cheetah costume (the mascot for Cheetos).

But that doesn't mean that I'd vote for the guy...or even that I eat Cheetos.

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