The internet has been a tremendous tool of innovation in politics. It provides dozens of new and innovative ways for campaigns to reach voters. And, sometimes, even a serves as a soapbox for the idiots that somehow, make it through a primary.
Third Base Politics recently introduced our readers to Richard May, GOP candidate in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District, highlighting a report from the Toledo Blade in which they shed some light on his motivation for seeking office in a district that Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur (who won by 50 points in 2012). The Blade reported that May was “running primarily to keep an openly gay man off the GOP ticket.” A ticket in which no Republican could hope to win. It can be inferred that May did this, based on principle.
As if anyone needed further reason to dislike him, May recently posted a note on Facebook, where he made a few rather incendiary remarks. For reasons still unknown (it’s likely due to the crazy gene), May drew comparison between politicians and “sluts.” His exact words were:
“Remember this, do not fall in love with a politician just like one does not fall in love with a slut. Both the politician and the slut will cheat on you with some Democrat.”
Henry J. Gomez, of The Northeast Ohio Media Group reported that, not only did May post this publicly on his Facebook, but he slapped his disrespectful rhetoric all over his Twitter feed as well.
Jay Caruso, of Pocket Full of Liberty, reports that in the wake of May’s outlandish remarks, fellow Republican Tom Haren, running for Ohio State Senate in the 23rd District, has called upon May to make a public apology. The silver lining here is that an upstanding candidate like Tom Haren isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade, whether that spade is a member of his party or not. It shows his character.
It’s times like this when commentary isn’t necessary. The craziness speaks for itself, loud and clear.We can all sit back, grab some popcorn, and wait for Richard May’s next act.