Running for re-election can be a difficult undertaking, with most politicians willing to pull out all the stops.
It’s called ‘pressing the flesh’ – getting out in the real world and trying to connect with voters as a person.
One former mayor though got slapped with reality when he tried to buy a drink for a potential voter.
Take a look …
The Imbecile Incumbent
Recently I heard the former mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, recount some funny stories about his time in office.
One happened while he was running for reelection; he was in a bar and paid for a woman’s drink.
She thanked him but wondered why a stranger had bought her a beer.
“I’m running for mayor,” he told her, “and I want your vote.”
“You got it,” she said, grabbing her glass. “Anyone’s better than the jerk who’s in there now.”
H/T: Readers Digest
Oh man, that had to hurt a little bit!
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