On the one hand, you have the campaign of John McCann, gleefully sharing every attack made by the Left on conservatives and his conservative opponent, Steve Lonegan. While on the other, there stands Major Tony Ghee, United States Army.
Tony Ghee knows how to tell his friends from his enemies. He is new to politics, but not so new that he's going to sit by and watch some scumbag liberals attack his Republican opponent's family. Tony is a dad himself.
So Tony stepped up and stood with his opponent, conservative Assemblyman Jay Webber, against the attacks of leftist like Democrat State Senator Nellie Pou, who disgraced herself and her party. Speaking of Pou, a supporter of Democrat congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill, here's what Tony Ghee had to say:
"Has our political discourse gotten so bad, that we need to drag the children of candidates into political statements about the critical issues impacting our community?"
"It’s 2018 and we should all be able to agree on three simple concepts: political corruption is bad and should be repudiated by everyone, regardless of party; everyone deserves equal pay for equal work and government has a responsibility to ensure that; and the family of a candidate for public office is off limits, especially their children."
“This campaign should not be about scoring cheap political points, rather it should be about putting the people we are seeking to serve above partisan politics. We need leaders who are dedicated to serving a cause greater than themselves or their party, because the issues at stake in this election are too great to be mired in soundbites and cheap petty politics. Senator Pou owes an immediate and unequivocal apology to the Webber’s for dragging their children into this campaign.”
Bravo, Major Ghee!
Meanwhile, back at the McCann campaign, one of his top supporters -- West Milford Republican Chair Matt Conlon -- actually sided with double-dipping Paterson Democrat Pou's attack on a Republican Assemblyman and his four daughters. That is a real poor move by Conlon.
This is really unfortunate behavior for a local Republican leader. Conlon is a bad role model.
We need more Republicans like Tony Ghee!