If I may be so bold as to offer up that this kind of 'poor pitiful me' attitude put forth to the public is the real reason Lt. Governor Baxley won't win this election. It simply doesn't inspire people. No one wants a weak, whiney, candidate who is asking for a sympathy vote.
From the article:
Baxley said her campaign is struggling in part because of what she sees as an effective undercurrent of sexism by the Riley campaign.
"They love to throw in, 'Well, she doesn't understand,' " Baxley said. "I take every bit of that as a way of saying, 'Well, she's a woman; how could she know?' I take offense to these little innuendoes.
"They don't dare come out and say, 'She's a woman, how could she know?' But they get their little subtle hints in there," Baxley continued. "I doubt he's had three conversations with me (as lieutenant governor) about state business. He talks to the menfolk."
Lt. Governor Baxley, you are a female...what else are people suppossed to refer to you as? Being called 'she' is not a sexist remark. If you want an incidence of sexism in this campaign check this out. But, I took it all in stride and even turned it to my advantage. Additionally, if you are concerned about sexism then it seems you would have been here yesterday.
"And for the past year I've been clamoring, saying, 'Hey, newspapers, cover what I'm doing. Cover my issues,' with very minimal, almost no, free press. He's out there every day. Then, he has tons of money.
As for press coverage....I've managed to do ok without millions of dollars...or even the $25,000 required to file. I was doing very well in state media before this last week in the national spotlight. Both you and Governor Riley have more money than I do by far so it couldn't be lack of money for advertising that you are so far behind in the polls. But saying your gonna get your ass kicked in the debate is.
Baxley said she was apprehensive about a Monday debate with Riley on Alabama Public Television.
"Now won't I be mismatched? I've never had a debate lesson in my life," Baxley said. "I'm the underdog in this. I'm apprehensive. He's slick. Promises and glib remarks slide off his tongue. He's pretty confident about his ability to fool people."
Geez Louise....at least you got invited to the debates. If you'd like to bow out between now and tomorrow evening and offer me your spot give me a call at 251-650-2271.
You can read the rest of this article here.
This is not an endorsement of Riley....not by a long shot. They're both scoundrels in my book. Vote them OUT!
Vote Nall Y'all...It's Just Common Sense