When an astute reader emailed us a link to liberal Sixth Congressional District candidate, Andrew Romanoff’s tweet suggesting that U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman follow Andy’s lead in refraining from personal attacks, we thought perhaps it was a joke. But, here is the tweet:
— RomanoffForCongress (@RomanoffCO2014) August 17, 2014
The link leads to a petition that
idiots Coloradans can sign. The reason this is funny? Romanoff is known for running dirty, nasty campaigns filled with personal attacks. It was so bad, in fact, that in 2010, now-Senator Michael Bennet had this to say about Romanoff’s campaigning:
From the beginning of the ad:
“The Denver Post speaks out, calling Andrew Romanoff’s TV attacks ‘sleazy, misleading, and below the belt. We don’t need another politician willing to grossly distort reality.'”
The Denver Post article in question also called Romanoff’s ad “cynical politics at its worst”. So, when Andy Romanoff’s campaign asks a war veteran to follow his lead in running a clean campaign, we just have to laugh. It’s almost as bad as asking a group of immigration activists to follow someone’s lead and, then, leaving them with a mess to clean up. That was Andrew Romanoff, too.
Wethinks Romanoff might not know the definition of “lead”. Even worse, Romanoff’s attacks are examples of gross hypocrisy. We’d offer the age-old saying that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but he sold his last house to fund his failing campaign in 2010, so not sure if that would apply here….