The long and short of it: Loscocco was incapable of looking inside himself to do the honorable thing:
1) When recognizing he had serious doubts about the election, Loscocco should have kept quiet and immediately scheduled a private meeting with Cahill
2) Expressing his concerns, Loscocco could have engaged Cahill about the overall viability of the campaign and suspected ‘improprieties’, offering Cahill the opportunity to answer and allay any fears
3) If Loscocco was still not confident, he could have easily allowed Cahill 24 hrs. to consider a response to the media before resigning the ticket
4) Kept his support of Baker mum for at least a week
Tell me, what was SO hard about doing any of this? If he EVER had faith in Cahill’s chances, Loscocco should have permitted Tim a crumb of consideration in announcing his departure, without standing in Baker’s shadow. Now, I cannot help but wonder if he never believed in Cahill, but only signed on planning to upset the race at the 11th hour. Far-fetched? Perhaps, and for the voter’s sake, I certainly hope it IS far-fetched….
As for the consultants, let their side-winding behavior be a harbinger to those mulling high-priced advice in pursuit of political office.
I blame Cahill for not choosing a better co-candidate. The would-be lieutenant proved he was undeserving of public service, and anyone who supports his actions clearly does not understand the meaning of fairness.