Thursday, May 27, 2010
I Have Returned, But You May Hope I Go Away
By Jon E. Easter
I’m going to say something that might draw the ire of my Democratic friends. Tim Crawford won an election, and he should stay in the race. I am on three antibiotics, so it might be the medicine talking. Hear me out.
Tim Crawford may be an ex-Republican. Tim Crawford may be somewhat anti-Obama. Tim Crawford may have benefitted from being named Tim Crawford and not Nasser Hanna. Tim Crawford may be more conservative than even Dan Burton, but let’s face facts. The 5th District elected him.
True Democrats did not work hard enough for Nasser Hanna, so you got what you got.
So, lay off his case. Stop telling him to resign. It’s not his fault he won. If you didn't go to the polls and vote for Nasser Hanna, it’s your fault he won, 5th District Democrats. Maybe everybody saw it as a foregone conclusion, but the toothpaste is out of the tube now. There’s no going back.
From all accounts, Tim Crawford may be a disaster on the campaign trail, but, 5th District, he’s your guy now. You can’t rewrite history. Nope. Won’t happen. So, don’t ask me for sympathy or to support your cause to get Mr. Crawford off the ballot.
You had a chance to elect Nasser Hanna, and you elected Tim Crawford as your nominee. Deal with it.