Anybody who knows anything about John Dimdahl can think of many avenues of attack against him. Just quote any of the many outrageous statements he has made over the years. How difficult can it be to malign someone widely known as an attack dog — even by the media and Dimdahl himself.
So, how it the world did Richardson and his crew decide to attack Dimdahl on how he got the nomination? The references to the Third World, etc, are right up there with Republicans’ nonsense about banana republics and socialism.
This campaign must be aimed at one audience in particular: pissed off Republicans against Dimdahl, of which there are surely many. But if there is anything that would get the Dimdahl-haters to vote for him it’s an attack by Bill Richardson. This guy has more money than sense. He needs to fire whoever planned this as the first ad. mjh
ABQjournal: Gov. Starts Ad Attacks On Dendahl By Jeff Jones, Journal Politics Writer
Gov. Bill Richardson’s re-election campaign on Wednesday launched its first advertising attack on Republican challenger John Dendahl— 11 days after Dendahl got into the race.
The one-minute radio bombing run questions the manner in which Dendahl replaced Santa Fe radiologist J.R. Damron as the Republican candidate for governor. …
The ad features an ominous-sounding voice saying: “A secret meeting … the order is delivered … and the political candidate quietly goes away. Is it the Third World? The Middle East? Eastern Europe? No— it’s the New Mexico Republican Party Central Committee and John Dendahl.”
“Forget about elections. Forget about the voter,” the narrator says. “That’s the way John Dendahl wants it, and that’s the way it is.”