This is the period during which poisonous campaign managers and insecure candidates begin their attacks upon their opponents with lies, innuendos and other last-minute accusations and slander with the hope that the other candidate will not have time to defend him- or herself.
They, the “bad” campaigners, have been trying to quash every good thing about the qualifications or the intentions of the good opposing candidate, who has been putting forth an honest grassroots campaign and achieving some success.
So now, down the stretch, certain “bad” campaigners realize that the little bit of work they have done so far for their client(s) has not helped in any way.
It has not helped because they have been bragging too much about how many candidates they have or how good or how important they are; they have been telling others about themselves instead of talking about the candidate they are supposed to be promoting.
In reality, these campaign managers, campaign consultants, political experts, or whatever title they like to use at any given time, are getting paid to promote themselves.
Now we are down to the stretch and they have to look good in front of their employers, who for months have been eating the entire dish of poop they have been feeding to those naive candidates, who for unknown reasons believed they needed to pay someone to do nothing for them.
So the question now is how to recoup all the time wasted and pretend they have been doing the job to the best of their ability — or should we say, been doing the job they were supposed to do in the first place and never did?
“Let’s attack the one that we have unsuccessfully been ignoring so the community will not know about him,” they might say; but it may be too late for that; that candidate may have already gained enough points to be a threat to the anointed candidate.
“So now what?” they may ask themselves and the only solution would be, we assume, is to smear the good candidate, to lie about his habits, her vices, or whatever is necessary for their ends.
Las Vegas Tribune has mentioned before about the police detective who was looking for information about a casino-owner and when he was told that there was nothing to say about their target, the detective stated
that “something can be created.”
The other person innocently asked, “What do you mean, fabricate? lie?” “Call it whatever you want,” was the answer, “but we want something on him.”
It may look as if it is taken out of a mystery book or a comic book for that matter, but that is the true reality of how the police and the government as a whole operate in this community.
That is why it is very important to be careful what we believe about last-minute charges against a candidate that the so-called powers that be like to call the underdog, who is getting more points than the “selected” one — more usually referred to as the “anointed” one.
Take for example this Sheriff race where the so-called “favorite” has been sleeping all this time and now in the last four weeks before the election, realizes that the underdog is no longer the underdog and they have to do something about that.
Larry Burns is the one they considered the underdog, but in reality he is not, because while his opposition has been hiding under his big undersheriff paycheck, paid by the Nevada taxpayers, making no effort to meet with the community and different organizations to be known to the entire county, Larry is everywhere and is even talking to the administration of the Las Vegas Tribune to host his own call-in program on Radio Tribune.
The people of Clark County need to think about how high the crime rate is getting. Just two Sundays ago there were three shootings in one night; a busy intersection had a shooting where a completely innocent child was killed while riding with his family on Sahara and Decatur and no arrest has been made as yet. Probably no arrest will be made any time soon.
At the present time there is nothing Larry Burns can do, since he is no longer a police officer. But if we the people elect Larry Burns as sheriff, we can rest assured that these shootings will come to a halt.
Don’t let those people working to keep the status quo fool the community; make sure that the community as a whole puts a stop to the “inheriting history” that’s been part of Clark County’s Sheriff race for many years now.
The majority of the police rank and file is supporting Larry Burns. It’s very important to have a sheriff that can also be called a leader.
Larry Burns is that sheriff, and Larry Burns is that leader.