In a shameful performance of politics at its worst, Raul Labrador and Walt Minnick traded mean-spirited remarks before the City Club of Boise Thursday.
When a high school girl attending the noon luncheon asked a written question, “When will you talk about issues instead of bad things about your opponent?” it drew a huge round of applause. The audience–and probably voters throughout the 1st congressional district–was noticeably fed up with the negative attack ads airing on TV.
The GUARDIAN does not endorse candidates, but the buzz from attendees of all persuasions indicated that Minnick came off as unsure of himself, angry, and ineffective. Labrador was smoother, but just as mean. We know both candidates and find the campaign to be beneath the dignity of either one. Their mommas wouldn’t be proud.
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