Couldn’t the MDJ have been much better off by simply saying that it couldn’t honestly or earnestly endorse either Tim Lee or Bill Byrne because of their past performances? If Tim and Bill were race horses, I wouldn’t bet one plug nickel on either one of them because of their past performances. No intelligent experienced better would. In other words, our best choice for our next county chairman is the lesser of two evils.
If Larry Savage hadn’t deflected enough votes away from Mike Boyce in the primary race for chairman, it’s possible that the voters would now be choosing between a more favorable choice of Mike and Tim rather than Bill and Tim. Savage knew from the start that he didn’t stand a chance of winning and it makes no sense whatsoever why he spent thousands of his own dollars qualifying and running a trivial and losing campaign. It leaves one with the notion that he might have been on the Byrne team all along.
If Bill Byrne wins, it will be interesting to see where Larry Savage comes to rest.
Joe O’Connor Marietta