The Sussex County Delaware GOP will host a rally at North Bedford Street Park in Georgetown from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 9th to support Donald Trump. It will be interesting to see who speaks at this rally, and rather some of the President’s more vehement supporters, like white supremacists and the KKK will attend, and to what extent they display their hateful rhetoric and flags.
Sussex GOP Vice Chairman Don Petitmermet says they are “hoping for a good size crowd,” with probably about 100 attending, although invitations have been sent to all registered Republicans. I don’t know, I think 100 people is an attempt to low ball the estimate of attendees and then proclaim victory when more show up. Sussex County is Trump territory and there should be more than 100 people to attend a rally on a nice late summer Saturday.
The question is to what extent will there be or should there be a counter protest. My impression from downstate is that both parties leave each other alone when their respective events are held. There are no major counter protests whenever the Democrats hold their Jamboree or their recent Picnic in the Park in Bethany Beach. I think the protest should be monitored by our side, if only to see if any elected officials speak and record their speeches if they do, and to observe what the crowd is saying. Any hateful bigoted displays will be quite useful to paint the entire state GOP with.