Man, it’s sad.
Back through the summer, the only gubernatorial tv ads I saw were for the Republican Candidate Haley Barbour. They were mild. But his commercials talked about him. The way it should be, in my opinion. But I really didn’t see any from the incumbant. Just in the last 2 weeks I finally saw one then another from the incumbant, Ronnie Musgrove. But they were all about Barbour. They were mud slinging. Then w/in a day I saw Barbour ads about Musgrove. They were pointing fingers back and forth, non stop. There was a gubernatorial (everytime I hear that word, I think of “goober” which is what most MS Govs seem to be) debate on Monday, and the highlights on the news showed them trading verbal jabs as well.
Then last night I saw that Barbara Blackmon, a challenger for Lt. Gov, issued a challenge to the other two female candidates. She started out saying, “I’m a Christian [uh-oh…what’s coming next?] and I believe in the sanctity of life. I’m issuing a challenge to the other candidates to take an oath with risk of guilt by perjury that they have never had an abortion…”
Excuse me? What? Now this lady is really going deep. The incumbant called it one of the sleaziest political tactics ever in Mississippi politics (while denying having had an abortion). Blackmon still wants a signed statement. Sheesh!
Have Mississippi politics really sunk this low? No wonder people make fun of us everywhere…