The Hamilton County GOP, with nothing to run their own candidate on, has launched an attack campaign on incumbent Hamilton County coroner, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco. The canpaign for on Ohio county's coroner position isn't a really big money type of campaign & Sammarco asserts her husband updated her website incorrectly and that the correction was done in a matter of hours. Desperate Hamilton County GOPers were vigilant, as they should be, and snagged a screenshot of the mistake as quickly as it was posted and a little quicker than it was corrected. (If only they were so vigilant of their mouthpieces, the Cincinnati Enquirer & WLW.) Then, in the blink of an eye, filed frivolous complaints with the Ohio Elections folks.
What I found interesting about this faux indignation was that it is right out of Quintus Tullius Cicero's handbook of campaigning that he wrote for his brother Marcus Cicero back in 64 BC. In it, the general suggests that his politician brother produce any kind of scandal that might intimidate or injure his opponent - that he need not take his opponent to trial, but that the accusations would stick and do harm regardless.
I guess sticking to a 2000+ yera old political handbook is kinda "conservative". It might also be likened to zombism…
Regardless, it is the strategy of a party with no vision, no ideas & no direction of it's own.
Howard Wilkinson's blogpost here
UPDATE: so, apparently, the clowns at the HamCo GOP didn't even file their frivolous complaint correctly & it got tossed out. Trianitfilou blusters & Burke moans.
The latest on this juvenile BS from the Fishwarp