How Not to Run for Public Office
|Barry Donadio and a tank. When you figure out why, let me know…|
You see, Donadio’s campaign has comparatively little to do with actually being an Orphan’s Court Judge. It does have a lot in wrapping himself in Tea Party rhetoric. I’m not sure what gun issues have to do with probate law and wills, but that doesn’t stop Donadio from having an entire section of his website devoted to the 2nd Amendment.
Don’t believe me. This is what this guy’s logo looks like.
|Barry Donadio is soluting the camera. Why? Who knows…|
|Man I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me think of the Orphan’s Court like the Gadsden Flag and the Gonzales Flag.|
It is also something that Matt Newman wrote about on his blog around the same time. But he does love that logo, plastering it and links to his Facebook page anywhere that he possibly can.
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Other hot topics that Donadio discusses on his website are the environment and responsible growth. Neither of which, of course, have anything to do with wills and probate. The only reference Donadio actually makes to the Orphan’s Court is on the default page of his site when he talks about no issues related to why he would make an effective judge or why he is a better alternative than the incumbent judges.
|At what point does one have too many logos? Well before this point….|
If you scroll through the posts on Donadio’s page, not one of the posts mentions the Orphan’s Court or issues related to the Orphan’s Court in anyway.
I received this from a DONADIO supporter:
During the Kent Island Day Parade on May 17th 2014
Barry Donadio’s opponent who is the current Judge of the Orphans’ Court Kim Cascia, is dressed in the all tan suit with glasses (Captured in 4 pictures). Her car is the silver car in front of Barry’s blue Jaguar, but she is 25 to 30 yards behind it with Barry’s car. She even is blocking Barry’s car at times(photo 3371). Not to mention, Kim Cascia’s husband and children are with her car. She stays in front and next to Barry’s car passing out her business cards for the entire parade route. Barry and his daughter are caught on film looking at her in pity. (photo 3392) Does anyone find Cascia’s obsession with Donadio weird and creepy?(photo 3372)
You can’t make this stuff up!
|While Cascia campaigns, Donadio takes a ride|
|One of these candidates is trying to win. The other is riding in a convertible|
|Wow. Handing lit to a voter. How novel|
So basically, Donadio and his supporters are angry that Judge Kim Cascia is “obsessed” with him because instead of arrogantly riding in a parade in a convertible like Donadio did, she was actually trying to actively campaign for votes.
- A reminder to vet primary candidates up and down the ballot. As a primary voter, you have a duty to take a look at candidates up and down the ballot to make sure that your vote is going to candidates who are credible and are good representatives of conservatism. Not this nonsense.
- Why we made an effort to recruit good candidates to run for Central Committees. The Queen Anne’s County Republican Central Committee has seven spots and only eight candidates are running. Which means that we as a Republican Party are likely stuck with Donadio as an actual voting member of the Central Committee until such time as he resigns the position sometime in the next four years, which he will almost invariably do. Lots of wannabe politicos want to run for both Central Committee and another office, get elected to Central Committee, then realize that they aren’t really made of the stock that is ready to do what Central Committees do. Since Donadio is running in an eight-way primary for three spots (including former County Commissioner and US Senate Candidate Eric Wargotz), he will likely be another guy who runs for office who washes out of the Central Committee in less than a year.
I almost kinda feel sorry for Donadio because he clearly has nobody who knows anything about running for local office that’s helping him (or that he is listening to at least) so his noted enthusiasm is being misdirected towrds nonsense like logos instead of important things like issues related to the office you are actually running for. And spellcheck.
There are many ways to run for office. I would recommend not doing it this particular way.