Your campaign can’t raise money, nor is it apparently any good at attracting voters to the few events the campaign can afford. What can you do? Well, if you’re Suzanne Miller, running a campaign for Gainesville Supervisor that has become a running joke, apparently a money-saving alternative is to show up at campaign events other candidates are holding and start distributing your literature. That was what happened tonight at David Ramadan’s event with Delegate Jackson Miller (no relation) and Senator Mark Obenshain this evening. I really thought I’d seen it all, but Miller has managed to lower the bar even further than I thought possible.
Pete Candland was also there, demonstrating the adult approach to attending the campaign events of others. He was there to support David and enjoy the company of fellow conservatives. He wasn’t buttonholing strangers at someone else’s event to confront them with a campaign pitch and shove palm cards into their hands. Pete can afford to hold his own campaign events and is very good at bringing his own supporters to them. That’s how grown-ups act. That’s how future elected officials act.
Suzanne obviously isn’t one of them, and won’t be one of them. Anyone who is trolling the campaign events of others in order to do the voter outreach they are unable to accomplish themselves has no business being in politics. It’s not as if this campaign just started and this is just another case of incompetence by someone who never even showed up to speak at Citizen’s Time during a BOCS meeting until they launched their campaign. It’s not like this candidate, who initially filed to run against Jill Holtzman-Vogel in the 27th Senate District before the redistricting lines were finalized, hasn’t had time to figure out how campaigns are conducted. No, this candidate is either being intentionally abusive, or fundamentally cannot comprehend how candidates should behave.
Please, for the love of God Suzanne, put the voters out of their misery and drop out of this race. It was far better to be an unknown idiot rather than a known one.
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