Mac Spainhour Responds on FACEBOOK to Goliath Article

Mac wrote a response to Goliath’s article http://gawnews.com/democrats-of-clark-county-please-get-it-together/   on FACEBOOK he wrote:

“In your recent post you express concerns over what you consider to be a lack of loyalty in the Democratic Party in Clark County. You point to key democrats giving favor to candidates you feel are not loyal enough, or the right Party to deserve that favor. This is a great country, and one of the things great about this country is the right to support the individual we each feel deserves to lead us. In that right is a great responsibility to select the individual that will lead fairly and honestly. As a current or former leader of our community, integrity dictates you should support the individual you feel will best serve the community as a whole, not just a select few from a certain party or demographic. Way to go all you Democrats that support a candidate that deserves your support because they are the right choice, not the “Right Party”. As for pulling votes from one candidate or another, isn’t that the point of an election? Obtain more votes than your opponents? If votes are “taken” from a candidate, one would assume the recipient would be the candidate that the voter feels deserves the vote.”

I tried to reply as follows, but I couldn’t get the comment to post: Here’s my comment

Mac, I appreciate your comment above, and in a perfect world (which I ain’t seen yet) Party doesn’t  matter. But, in THIS world it does.  The problem with your view regarding pulling votes….is pretty clear from the 2000 election in Florida. Ralph Nader was running a hopeless race but he certainly pulled enough votes off of Gore to throw the State into a virtual tie….decided later by a REPUBLICAN Supreme Court to award the election to Bush. I would be fine if you or Brian win…but I fear you are going to cut into those votes enough and give it to Mr. Noel. Which I think is the last choice in my opinion.

I do think it is bad form for a person who has benefited his/her whole career from our party to not support that party when he/she no longer has any personal thing to gain.  Loyalty is an important quality that I look for.  It speaks to larger elements in a person’s character.  I am reminded of this when I look at the prosecutor’s race.  Bob Bottorff served Steve Stewart both as a top deputy and in politics by serving as his campaign treasurer.

12 comments for “Mac Spainhour Responds on FACEBOOK to Goliath Article

  1. Thomas Lang
    December 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Give me a man that strives to make the world a better place. A man that does the right thing regardless of party. Give me a man with the courage to try and make the world closer to perfect. A man who has devoted his life to helping others and even when they don’t appreciate the sacrifices he has made for them, he tries to help them again. Give me Mac Spainhour any day.

  2. Southern Belle
    December 20, 2013 at 12:14 am

    GAW Split The Vote Desk
    (Mac is a very good guy but the G is right on the
    ultimate vote splitting impact.)
    Yes, the wise and Mighty G
    always comprehends the process:

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Yeah…I thought that was fast.

  3. Southern Belle
    December 20, 2013 at 12:19 am

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Oh….that hurts.

  4. December 20, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Mac, sorry sir….I like you. I realy like you a lot. But you are Jamey Noel’s best friend right now. If that is your game….. ok…. if not? It’s a mistake.

    Okay…put it this way… Mac…straight up question….. if you aren’t elected…who would you prefer to be elected…. Jamey or Brian? Donnie? Kelly? Fair question.

  5. Lono, Curse of
    December 20, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Maverick is the legend of the West!

  6. Brian Coffman
    December 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Intentional or not, this is Donald Segretti’s wet dream come true. When he came up with his bag of dirty tricks 40 years ago he could not have imagined a better scenario.

    • December 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Good point Brian…..question is…who is zoomin’ who?

  7. Lono, Curse of
    December 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Yep! Wow!
    Donald Segretti !

    He taught us a lot!
    No matter what your fav political stripe, “Rat ******* ” action ROCKS!
    The GAW has done some of that, ‘Toon style!

  8. 'Hood
    December 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Wow, Brien, you bring back some strong memories of “RAT ******* !
    Memories, memories!
    Both
    Donald Segretti
    AND
    Frank Mankiewicz
    were contemporaneous swell practitioners of the political black arts!

  9. 'Hood
    December 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Frank Mankiewicz quote:
    “A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word “but” which begins the second, or active, clause.”

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