Vote like a butterfly; sting like a bee

I’ve been rather verbose pertaining to political commentary for years, but I’ve absolutely no freaking clue what to say about DC mayoral candidate Vincent Orange‘s rather unique video spot. Perhaps he should use this advertisement for a “Special” Election, as opposed to a Primary.

  1. And let’s not forget Anthony Williams.

    In 2002, Williams ran for reelection. Because D.C. is dominated by Democrats, the Democratic primary election is widely considered to be the actual deciding contest. In the 2002 primary, the mayor needed to collect signatures from voters to get his name on the ballot. The firm that he hired to do this had some irregularities with the names on petitions. Examples of faulty signatures on his petitions included Tony Blair, Billy Joel, and Robin Hood. As a result of the dodgy petitions, Williams was fined $277,700 by the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics and was kicked off the ballot, forcing him to run as a write-in candidate. His chief opponent, minister Willie Wilson, also ran as a write-in. Despite this handicap, Williams won both the Democratic and Republican primaries as a write-in candidate and went on to be reelected in the general election.