After Rep. Bob Etheridge apologized for roughing up an annoying camcorder toting blogger his opponent, Renee Ellmers, appeared at a press conference with Republican Party officials.
This is what she said about the incident:
But Ellmers, his opponent, appeared at a news conference Monday afternoon with state Republican party officials. She is so new to politics that a GOP news release on the event initially misspelled her name.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, which seeks out good local candidates, was in touch Monday with her campaign staff.
Ellmers said she wants the campaign to focus on Etheridge’s voting record and not on this gaffe. “I hate to stick the dagger in deeper,” she said.
But, she added, the video is out there now and cannot be ignored.
I agree, let’s focus on his voting record. Bob Etheridge stood up for struggling families by voting for health reform.
Here is the 25 word health care policy offered by Ellmers:
I’m a nurse and my husband is a doctor. There are right ways and wrong ways to improve health care. Obamacare is the wrong way.
Sorry children with preexisting conditions, no help for you here! To be fair, her health care proposal is twice as long as her tax proposal. And, as I’ve noted before, the Ellmers campaign is a fount of misinformation. They are lying about health reform. They are lying about a program that helps low-income elderly people obtain basic emergency phone access.
There is no doubt that Etheridge made a stupid mistake. But to suggest that his rash actions on a Washington sidewalk mean we should ignore the good he has done and elect his empty shell of an opponent is an insult the electorate.