Randy Brock goes negative … again

Well, with just a couple weeks left until Election Day, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Randy Brock has gone negative. In two 60 second radio ads Brock is questioning the character of his opponent, David Zuckerman, and wonders ominously whether he should be “a heartbeat away from being governor.”

When asked: “With issue differences, why go after character?” today on VPR’s Vermont Edition Brock defended his negative ads against Zuckerman, saying: The election is about character, who you trust — and adds, “Character is the core issue.” thatrandycharacter

But you know,speaking of character Randy Brock has done this negative bit before and still come up short and lost.

Running for governor in 2012 against Peter Shumlin, behind in the polls Brock went negative in a series of TV ads.  From 2012: With less than a week until voters head to the polls, Republican Randy Brock has broken out the political knives with a new television ad that insinuates lies and corruption by incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin. And back then fellow-Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, nothing short of aghast, had to flop down on his fainting couch about Brock’s attack. Said Scott in 2012:

“…[Brock’s] spot was “unlike anything I’ve seen from a campaign perspective here in Vermont.” randybrockbear2

Fast forward to now — and Brock is at it again.

So it  bears asking: what does this willingness to repeatedly resort to negative ads at the last minute of his latest campaign say about Randy Brock’s character?

4 thoughts on “Randy Brock goes negative … again

  1. When did stating facts or the record become going negative, public servers of all ppl need to keep it squeaky for this reason. Willie Horton is what I call negative.

    We who comment, blog or contribute of all ppl are well accustomed to spitting it in no uncertain terms & going negative is the default. We also must be willing & able to own our mistakes, disclose sources of facts, prove our positions, answer critics, correct the record etc etc rather than slithering away when we can’t or won’t. No one gets a pass — failure simply invalidates the position.

    Brock & Zuck are polar opposites. This needs to be made clear. Their positions, agreements & differences give voters a glimpse into what we can expect of them.

    Personally see lt. gov as the same as gov, which is what disqualified Mcain as potus by choosing as veep Palin & the Wasilla hillbillies. And, the warm bucket is involved in the powerful committee on committees, choosing chairs for committee heads & most importantly the tie-breaker. As such I cannot choose senator Zuckerman.

    Any effective ad targeting the vast expanse between opposing candidates directed at a D/P recieves horrified reactions. Bill Clinton has allegedly attacked a Bill Cosbyesque number of women for decades going back to Oxford days and nearly all — of the ones who will go on record — recount Hellary attacking them directly & sending their goons to threaten & silence. It is also widely believed that he was booted out for the alleged assault.

    Trumb crudely brags and believe me I’ve heard faaar worse, as anyone who has worked in close proximity to men for any length of time, women do it too – sexual harrassment laws are joke – and Clinton supporters whose panties are in a knot want the man hung – after torture. Where’s the fking outrage which disqualifies the Clintons from public office *ever* period.

    1. I dunno,saying as Brock does, that it is the issue of his opponents character that he is going after,and then saying that Zuckerman shouldn’t be a “heartbeat away” from becoming governor is more than simply stating factual policy differences. By definition it is a character attack.

  2. “Heartbeat away” does give it a heaping-helping of drama which is unnecessary imo & hadn’t heard that one. But character is fair game isn’t it. If not guess my sensitivity filter is burned to a crisp – politically jaded much?

    With most voters relying on liberal media they’re not going to get all of the facts, so I reckon campaigns tend to kinda fill in the blanks themselves.

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