Allegretti Engages in Cheap “ObamaCare” Stunt at McMahon Office
Both men seemed determined to establish their relevance by unnecessary means.
A recent YouTube video from Allegretti’s campaign is evidence of that.
Here is the video. Watch it, think about what you’re watching and what Mr. Allegretti is saying to you, and then read my thoughts below:
Some things I noticed:
1. He has maybe five people around him. If he had more, the camera would have been facing out toward him and the people there and they would have been louder.
2. The applause is slight and low.
3. Part of the audio was edited very poorly.
4. After pontificating, he enters the office–but imagine what must have transpired in there (perhaps: “Hi, I’m Michael Allegretti.” “I’m sorry. I don’t know who you are.” Or maybe: “Pizza deliveries go to the back entrance, buddy.”)
Is it just me or are stunts like these called “stunts” for a reason?
They needlessly draw attention to the candidate running (in theory) rather than the issue being addressed. But Allegretti even admits on the clip that McMahon voted against ObamaCare.
That wasn’t enough?
I guess now he’s expected to lead some kind of charge against the powers that be in his own party and in Congress?
He’d be about as successful as a Republican would as things stand.
The better argument against McMahon is that, even if he is against ObamaCare, only taking the House of Representatives out of the Democrats’ hands of control will solve the problem.
Realistically, McMahon is not going to be able to do anything on his own. If Congress leans Republican or even changes hands to the GOP by next year, then ObamaCare is likely threatened if not on the chopping block (that is to say if they can overcome a veto–which is unlikely–or until a Republican President comes in–which might happen). Until then, it’s law (and for many of us, that’s very unfortunate).
But Allegretti is one to call any Democrat names. He himself has offered opinions on issues that many Republicans would and do disagree with him on. Drawing attention to himself on this issue only invites further commentary from his detractors (of which I am one) regarding his liberal views.
So once again, Michael Allegretti demonstrates his political cluelessness to his would-be constituents without offering any solutions to our problems.
Seems like a loser to me.