The Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast is a magnet for Missouri politicians running for office, statewide and otherwise. It’s an opportunity for us to see, talk to, and photograph political personalities, officeholders, and potential officeholders all in one place. This morning’s breakfast was no exception.
During an election year Missouri campaigns get their volunteers out to the breakfast wearing candidate (or issue) t-shirts, conduct campaign sign visibility, and offer attendees campaign stickers so they can express their support for one candidate or another.
This morning’s breakfast crowd was a little different than those in the past. A contingent of Donald Trump’s supporters, by their bearing appearing not to be previous attendees at the breakfast, conducted a somewhat more ornate and vocal visibility exercise along the path toward the entrance on behalf of their candidate.
Like barkers on the midway.
Voices: ….[shouted] Hillary for Prison! Benghazi! Right here, I got her in jail with all the crimes. There’s all the crimes…right there….There they are, Benghazi…conspiracy, false statements….
One bebuttoned Trump supporter took it upon himself to try to convince a volunteer for Chris Koster (D) why she should support Donald Trump (r) rather than Hillary Clinton (D). His appeal fell on deaf ears. Her skepticism was easily visible.
And that’s the Trump campaign in a nutshell.