The sign says Granite City, but it may as well say Podunk, the only people that matter were the ones inside the building and outside welcoming Trump. This same behavior would occur with bottom rung local Democrat politicians and other haters in most any small city in the country (Podunk). Of course they would be outnumbered in those places at least 10 to 1 also. The fact that the other side may have chosen to use their political positions in a weak effort to downplay and marginalize his visit is nothing any of us should worry about. None of those people were needed. Its not about what they think, its about what we think that matters. I say let Mayor Ed and the many other naysayers do as they please. Maybe he had a cold, let it go. If I was the Mayor and Obama came to town, I wouldnt go either. Id almost rather listen to Nickelback, than have to see that. I wouldnt put up all the barriers and not allow flags to be hung and petty stuff like that, but who knows who made that decision.