So much to blog about! There was the FBI's announcement that the e-mail search turned up nothing, the non-assassination attempt on Trump, or the Post-Gazette's cowardly non-endorsement, but something on my way home from work really struck me.
I work in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, primarily in Bethel Park and South Park townships. Now these areas, especially Bethel Park, are pretty affluent. So what do I see at the main intersection? A Trump supporter with a brown cardboard box sign on a pole reading Vote Trump. Now this part of Allegheny County has a fairly large population of Republican or Republican-leaning voters, so seeing a Trumpkin there wasn't unusual. What was unusual was his garb. He was dressed in a manner that someone who knew nothing of steel working might imagine how a steel worker dresses. He was wearing some sort of overall, and had what looked like a grey-plastic civil defense helmet from a costume shop atop his head, I guess to emulate a hardhat. Like I typed earlier, I wish I had a camera!
I suspect he might have been an out-of-town operative attempting to garner working class votes by pretending to be a steel worker? Of course, most of the mills are long gone from this area, and as noted, Bethel Park is pretty affluent, it is unlikely to harbor a large number of blue collar workers.
But I guess that's what you get when you have no GOTV operation. A show, instead of an effort.