At last night’s 5th District Congressional debate in Danville, an attempt to embarrass incumbent Republican, Robert Hurt, may have backfired on its perpetrator.
Democrat John Douglass instructed staffers to don HAZMAT suits as they greeted entrants, handing out tracts regarding uranium. Chuckling at their own cleverness, the Douglass campaign may have missed the irony caught by several attendees: His exclusion from the stage at recent high-profile Virginia appearances by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden has led pundits to label Democrat John Douglass as politically “radioactive.” Obviously, the association is not beneficial the Democrat’s flailing campaign.
John Douglass, best known for physically assaulting a conservative cameraman at a public campaign event, has been struggling ever since to soften his bellicose persona—a defect, which likely has kept potential political allies at arm’s length.
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