By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – No formal rallies for President Donald Trump in the midst of a pandemic?
With the lack of big traditional rallies so far across the nation, area resident John Bellamy organized a makeshift campaign event in downtown Warsaw Wednesday night at the corner of Center and North Detroit streets.
About 18 people, almost all sporting Trump shirts, Trump flags and American flags, drew plenty of honks of support from motorists at one of the city’s busiest intersections.
Bellamy said he was inspired by somebody in Florida who has been hosting numerous rallies since the two presidential campaigns – Trump and Democrat Joe Biden – have not been able to begin generating attention through massive rallies.
Wednesday’s rally comes one day after Democrats nominated Biden as their choice ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Republicans are expected to nominate Trump next week during the GOP convention.
Bellany sees Trump as a clear choice and a clear favorite to win reelection.
“The biggest issue is that Biden – everybody can see it – he is senile. He’s losing his marbles … I don’t want that in my country,” Bellamy said.
Asked about people who think Trump is not as sharp as he should be, Bellamy said Trump has a record to run on. He said he thinks Trump has fulfilled almost all of his campaign promises.
“Trump is what he is. He’s outspoken and that’s what we need. I don’t want another politician,” Bellamy said. “If there’s no hanky panky going on in the election he’s going to win by a landslide.”