Watch Channel 7 tonight and you might see interviews from a Donald Trump Inaugural Party at Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant.
Experienced political reporter Charles Thomas and a cameraman drove northwest for the story.
And the trip to Crystal Lake may have been because of McHenry County Blog’s article about Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Rachael Lawrence’s fundraiser.
From what Lawrence told me, someone from ABC was looking for a Trump Inaugural Party and found hers.
Not many others, apparently.
That McHenry County is the only metropolitan county to have voted for Trump, as reporter Charles Thomas pointed out to me, might have helped, too.
What makes McHenry County so different?
I saw cameras and lights pointed at
- High School District 155 candidate John Pletz,
- Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner candidate Andrew Gasser and
- Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Rachael Lawrence.
We’ll see who ends up on the cutting room floor.
When our new President was talking about the forgotten people of American, I am sure most were thinking of Rust Belt white folks.
I was thinking of blacks in the inner cities.
I’ve lived here since 1958, with time off for college in Ohio and Michigan, plus a job for the better part of a year in the Executive Office of the President’s Budget Bureau during the Lyndon Johnson years.
In those decades of inner city youth have never gotten a decent education in Chicago.
Democrats have to take the blame for that and not being able to curb crime on the streets.
Trump gave a speech in Detroit in which he seemed to pledge remedial action.
Re-enforcing the possibility of improving inner cities is Newt Gingrich’s having the ear of the President.
Thomas told me that black unemployment is higher in Illinois than in any other state.
There is really no where to go but up.