Veteran reporter and editor Barry Golson visited Florida’s The Villages retirement community coincident with a Mike Pence rally and recounts his experiences.
It’s a fascinationg read. Here’s a tiny little bit:
This event is obviously attracting the evangelical side of Trump’s support; Pence is their guy, he of the prayer breakfasts at the White House. There seems to be a fervor in the eyes of these walkers, as if on a mission, a pilgrimage. Or so it seems to me. Pro-life signs abound. One shirt on a short, perspiring woman reads, “I stand for the flag, I kneel for Christ.”
My flashbacks strobing, I recall the San Genaro Festival, courtesy of The Godfather, where icons of the Virgin Mary were carried respectfully though cobblestoned streets. Maybe it’s just my roiling stomach, but I can’t help feeling I’m among the devoted. True believers.