Josh Mandel: "Cartoon Candidate"
Go read this. I am so jealous I didn't write this Akron Beacon-Journal editorial.
Just the title — "Cartoon Candidate" — and the opening sentence — "Josh Mandel has become a Saturday Night Live skit" — tell you it is well worth checking out and spreading far and wide.
This editorial completely dismantles Mandel, based strictly on what's come out of his own mouth and ends thusly:
On occasion, Mandel laments how the Brown campaign has been outspending his effort. What he doesn’t say is that outside groups have spent roughly $15 million on his behalf, the money undisclosed and devoted to tearing down the senator. Arguably, this onslaught has kept Mandel close in the polls, distracting from his puny record as treasurer, his short stay in the state legislature. In this way, too, his candidacy seems more parody — until you recall the stakes.
Just .... wow.