I suspect there are two kinds of folks who follow the political ads closely. Those who are extremely partisan or those like me who find the humor and total zaniness compelling.
This year by far the most-laughable political ad award goes to our very own Sheriff Mike Chapman huckstering for candidate for Governor, Glen Youngkin. Sheriff Chapman faces the camera, looks the TV audience in the eye and rants about the crime wave about to burst on us if former Governor Terry McAuliffe is elected. In so many words he implies that Loudoun woman and children will be terrified to go out of their homes, that crime victims will be strewn from Bluemont to Sterling, and no business will be protected.
Well, I don’t remember this chaos happening during McAuliffe’s first term and in any case if I need help, I don’t expect McAuliffe to arrive at my front door in the squad car. I expect it will be one of Mike Chapman’s skilled and competent deputies. And therein lies the humor.
Essentially Sheriff Chapman on Statewide TV is saying he is incompetent to do his job if his candidate Youngkin loses the election. Really?
I voted for Mike Chapman for Sheriff. I feel we have good police services in Loudoun County. I’m sure our high public safety standards will be maintained if McAuliffe wins.
So, the only thing we learn from this ad is Sheriff Chapman has “low self-esteem” and feelings of “low self-worth.” I hope he realizes he is better than this and avoids being “conned” for partisan exploitation in the future.
Al Van Huyck