Whether they wanted to or not, the public met a gantlet of candidates and their supporters while waiting in line in Hollywood, FL.
Above, a small part of the larger scene late Wednesday afternoon.
Since Early Voting started in Broward County two weekends ago, with the usual fanfare and the obligatory local Miami TV newscast LIVE stand-up shots of reporters talking over panning shots of candidates talking to and glad-handing lines of voters, I've been at the Broward County Early Voting site in Hollywood at the Hollywood Library -next to Hollywood City Hall- for several HOURS a day, for all but three days of the past 13.
I've talked to several hundred voters, dozens of candidates for local, county and state office -as well as their spouses, family members- and several former elected officials who were there to vote early themselves or to show support for friends who were running.
People whose names most of you recognize
Here's a quick election snapshot of two weeks of distilled observations an conversations at a site that's located in one of the most Liberal areas of a very liberal county in battleground Florida.
Some self-evident facts can be ascertained by anyone walking around with their eyes wide open, but some of this is what's below-the-radar, and seen thru the prism of someone who knows lots of the parties involved, as well as their reputation for being straight-shooters, not BS artists, of which South Florida is currently over-supplied with, thank you very much..
Fri. was another day where 1 of most Liberal U.S. cities didn't see 1 #Hillary sign all day @ its biggest #EarlyVoting site: #HollywoodFL. pic.twitter.com/t4XGLEeOSO— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 5, 2016
Point being missed by many of U: #Trump supporters CONSISTENTLY outnumbering #Hillary's @ Liberal #HollywoodFL voting site. #Broward #SoFL— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 5, 2016
Fact: Liberal Dem pols/ex-pols tell me they R "dismayed" @ reality that #Trump voter enthusiasm GREATER > #Hillary's in Lib #SoFL stronghold— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 5, 2016
Friday was just the latest day of the past two weeks where in one of most Liberal cities in the battleground state of Florida, people didn't see a single #Hillary sign all day at its biggest #EarlyVoting site: #HollywoodFL.
The point currently being missed by many of my friends and members of the South Florida media, as well as people who Follow me on Twitter, is this: #Trump supporters aren't just doing this once in awhile, but rather are CONSISTENTLY outnumbering #Hillary's visible and identified supporters in a Liberal redoubt in a very Liberal county, Broward County.
Even though there is a Hillary Clinton-Tim Kaine campaign office less than three blocks away to the east on Hollywood Blvd.