As far as I am concerned, the new revelations about Jeff Perry render him plainly unfit for any office, to say nothing of the U.S. Congress.
So I wonder what Republicans think. Of course they want to pick up seats – everyone wants to win elections. But there does come a point at which a candidate’s behavior is so abysmal, and the moral character of that candidate is so questionable, that winning that particular seat is not worth it.
It’s obvious to me that, as of today, we’ve reached that point with Jeff Perry. As of now, any Republican who continues to support Perry must be doing so because they believe that, to quote Vince Lombardi, “winning isn’t everything – it’s the only thing.” The only thing, to the exclusion even of basic human decency.
So I’m asking. EaBo, Peter Porcupine, JohnD (UPDATE: JohnD declines to back Perry here), and the rest of BMG’s stalwart band of conservatives, what do you say? What about RMG – shouldn’t there be a front-page post about this development that at least calls it to people’s attention?
Can you seriously continue to back Jeff Perry after today’s revelations?