Buffalo Pundit is running for public office – Erie County Legislator, actually, against an 18-year incumbent. He has little chance. Of avoiding the negative campaigning against him. Which will begin about…now.
BP puts his views on paper for the world to see. Someone from Mike Ranzenhofer’s campaign staff will dig back through the last couple of years of BP’s blog articles to find conflicting statements and ammunition that can be construed as publicly controversial and try to scorch him with it. It’s the way campaigning is done these days. Maybe Ranzenhofer’s campaign manager will play nice instead, but probably not.
The comments on BP’s campaign blogs are already interesting. Even though BP announced just last week that he was running and has only written a few blogs about the campaign, you can sense from the comments to date that writers from the fringe will be out in force, just waiting for him to publish another article so they can pounce. Other than exposing them for people who probably should have paid more attention to their grammar lessons in high school, up to this point the comments don’t generally amount to much more than whining.
So to all you whiners: I think it’s great that that you want to tell BP and the world what’s wrong with BP and world; but if you would be so kind as to also suggest a solution or two, it would be appreciated by everyone looking for solutions. Even wacky solutions, as you never know what ideas they might conjure up. Constructive comments are always appreciated, and the commenters respected, much more than those who simply rant.
Best of luck to BP and his campaign, and to Mike Ranzenhofer’s campaign as well. May they be fair and respectful. And I hope that BP continues to find the time to publish.