On July 17th Rhonda Lacy wrote:
Good Sunday morning to all of you in West Texas from ( finally) in Cleveland delegate Rhonda Lacy. I told my CD 11 folks that I'd blog to them about Cleveland.
I wanted to include my SD 31 folks in this blog, too. I know you have representative delegates, but I thank- you so much for letting me represent you in Texas politics that I wanted to share this trip with you. I've included the Republican Women's SD 31 presidents for you to share with your members and my great counter-part, Tom Roller, is sending this to the County Chairs to send out each day.
On Saturday, after the Midland-Dallas portion was soooo late leaving ( thank-you American Airlines), I missed my connection in Dallas by literally seconds ( haven't caught the Skylink and run through the airport like a wild woman in years), only to be told my bag probably made it but that I would NOT be traveling to Cleveland for another 6 hours. So, instead of arriving at 6:00pm, midnight was my new arrival time. Apparently during normal arrival times there had been welcoming committees with celebration, free stuff and water bottles in the airport for convention attendees. I was just glad to find my Texas-attired and packed bag sitting in a relatively safe place and glad to get my cab.
Yes, I said 'expensive' cab.... Uber was not recommended that late since many drivers had come from ALL over the U.S. to work this convention. Though at first appearing to be 'nice' my cab driver began railing against the politicians of the right---BIG mistake ( I held my own in rebuttals) , decided to charge me MORE than what I had asked at a C of C info desk at the airport, for which I reminded him ( he didn't think I knew) and as I left, told him that if he wanted tips, he'd probably do well NOT to lambast all of the Republicans AND I would begin by NOT tipping him myself, reminding him that I was NOT from an entitled union state and I had worked hard for my money and didn't share it with those who demanded it. YES, I was at the hotel, bags out of the car, before I shared my truthful and candid remarks. I'm quite sure he appreciated my honesty after unloading his socialist ways.
After texting my concerned family and friends due to the late time, now 1:00am, I rode in the elevator with a very nicely dressed gentleman from Minnesota who was connecting with his Texas cousins, for real! He just happened to be the Republican Speaker of the House of Minnesota, Kurt Duadt. I proceeded to tell him what we were doing with Strike Force and he begged us to please come help him hold onto the barely Republican House against a Democrat Governor and State Senate. I hope all of you have gone to texasgop.org and signed up for Mighty Texas Strike Force. We are going to need everyone helping in this election. Sorry, was not thinking, but should have gotten his pic to share with you.
My roomie, great friend from Dallas, Cindy Asche, had left her husband and 3 teen-age boys in Orlando to make the trip, was still awake when I got in and we already had stories to share.
Folks, the security is massive. For any arriving today, Sunday, I don't know how the taxis and Uber will get people up to the doors of the hotels. Drivers are told that they may have to drop off passengers blocks from their hotels and people will just have to walk the rest of the way. Streets are blocked off, high fencing down the middle of streets, tons of police, FBI and Homeland Security were peppering the streets and alleys even late, early this morning. My cab driver did say his updates changed hourly and none of them knew which road to take where. Amazing when I asked him to ask a cop, and finally we did, that we were told which route to take. Cleveland IS very pretty downtown. I'll try to send pics. Attached to this late night/ early Sunday blog are a couple of pics.
Please pray for our Police and those protecting us in Cleveland. Of course, all of us here would cherish your prayers as well. Pray for Donald Trump and Gov. Pence. I do believe they are trying to listen.
May Our Precious Lord give us His Mercy, just one more election.
CD 11 Delegate 🇺🇸
SREC SD 31