Election years are a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have political ads and non-stop political commentary on TV, on the radio, and from your family and friends. You have people around you and on social media getting into heated discussions trying to one-up each other while showing off their vast knowledge of the electoral college. You have annoying work acquaintances spewing, "I don't vote because my vote doesn't matter," crap.
But, on the other, more pleasant hand, you have passionate pleas for policy change. You have intense debates full of question-avoiding and intense side-eyeing. You have candidates amusingly change their personas based off of who they're meeting with and what state they're in today. You also have political rallies.
Rallies are an underrated gem of the election year roster. Rallies are full of hope and passion and camaraderie. They're a completely unique experience we should all take part in. Here's why: