So that happened.
The Trump rally extravaganza has come and gone. Downtown Albuquerque, where President Donald Trump purportedly stayed overnight in a hotel he does not own, is back open for business. Schools have resumed classes. Freeways and roadways are again jammed with regular motorists. Signs and T-shirts and the ubiquitous red MAGA hats have been put away, for the most part. Life as we know it has resumed.
And Rio Rancho, the site of Monday’s rally, is back to being Rio Rancho and not Albuquerque, as Trump mistakenly called it.