Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Mark Lunsford, Political Opportunist
Mark Lunsford plans to run as a Republican for Rep. Charlie Dean's seat, due to a Florida legislative musical chairs shuffle.
Lunsford-who some call an advocate for tough child protection laws and others call an opportunist who saw an easy way to make "Bucks for Bikes"-lost his daughter to child killer John Couey two years ago.
"What about the average person, the middle class or below-middle class?" Lunsford. "They have a voice, too, and nobody's hearing them."
Old ML is apparently politically confused as his dogma sounds a wee bit Democratic for his run as a Republican.
Secondly, his populist rhetoric regarding class in America won't sell once Lunsford's own personal history overshadows the devastating loss that jettisoned him into the public eye in the first place.
Once a professional politician grabs hold of what lurks in Lunsford's background, all Mark's talk about societal class will be his own standing.
Read what people are saying about the Lunsford candidacy here.