I just can’t keep this one to myself anymore. At the risk of giving this campaign any more attention than it deserves, I have to point this out. I also apologize as this is a race that is only for RI Senate District 19 and not a statewide race. But this is the kind of thing that we deal with.
Jim Spooner is a candidate for the Senate District 19 seat and he’s running independent of a party. He’s been taking out ads in the local newspaper. I don’t fault the newspaper, so I won’t name them.
He put out an ad a couple weeks ago with the text in it:
Yeah, that’s all well and good and all except he’s not a sitting Senator. He’s a candidate. I also get that there’s no hyphen between Senator and Elect, so apparently he’s trying to play word games and trying to fool the voters into thinking that he’s the incumbent.
Well, he did it again. This time I scanned in his ad and posted the image below:
“Your State Senator”? C’mon man. You’re not. You’re a candidate for Senator. In his ad, he also writes that we need candidates with “Honesty.” How are these two ads honest? It seems like he comes right from another Rhode Island candidate’s school of honesty with statements like these.
But while we’re looking at Mr. Spooner, take a look at his text to the voters.
Most of the younger generation of today communicate very differently than you and I! However it’s not the lack of personal contact, it is the lack of respect of people and property!
Before you start thinking “Right on, Jim! Those kids today are punks!” Check out this article about who he considers to be the “younger generation.”
Spooner, a retired self-employed real estate broker who has lived in Lincoln for 51 years, agrees that the younger generation thinks differently, but said he believes that is what is wrong with politics.
He originally referred to “all” of the people in the younger generation, but then later changed the group to most people younger than 65.
“They forgot what honesty is, what trust is, what integrity is,” he said, not able to name any specific politicians who are exceptions to the rule.
He continued, “The younger generation has probably been given everything by the older generation, so they don’t have honesty and integrity. They don’t have values.”
Wow. So the “younger generation” is people under 65. Plus, we all have no integrity and we have no honesty.
Well, at least we know how Mr. Spooner feels about us before we head to the polls. I’ll be honest with him and say right now, I’m not voting for you, Jim.