Down in the polls, Governor Joe Manchin, D-WV, is hoping he’ll get a big boost from the dust up over the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s “hickey” casting call on behalf of John Raese, R-WV.
“I wouldn’t have been upset if they said we want coal miners and truckers,” he told me. “Those are 2 of the most honorable professions we have- hard-working people. But to cast that in such a disparaging light is just awful. And that does get your blood boiling in West Virginia whether you’re a democrat, republican, or an independent. It should get them fired up.”
Governor Manchin insists he’s never used non-West Virginians in his ads and although this ad controversy involves an ad made by the Republican Party and not the Raese campaign, Manchin insists Raese should take responsibility and apologize for the ad.
“He must apologize,” Governor Manchin said. “I mean, that’s not right. That’s not who we are. And I would hope it’s not who he is.”
Governor Joe Manchin is outraged because a casting company put out a casting call asking for people who look *hickey* - hickey blue collar. Just makes your "blood boil", doesn't it? Hickey? How outrageous!
They should have had a casting call that read something like this:
Seeking bitter folks who cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment.That would have been much better, no?
The Raese campaign replied:
“The ad is ridiculous and I am happy to say that no one with the Raese campaign had anything to do with it."
I guess we should be happy he didn't make an ad calling his opponent a whore.
UPDATE: check out Left Coast Rebel for their story on Brown and Whitman and the whore comment.