Wamp's And Fleischmann's Character

Friday, July 25, 2014
Ironically, I learned about Chuck’s and Weston’s character through chance encounters each of my teenage kids had with both candidates.

While ringing up the Congressman at a retail store where she worked, my daughter politely asked him his name so she could ensure he received his loyalty points.  He was completely taken aback that she didn’t know who he was and arrogantly replied, “Fleischmann, CHUCK Fleischmann!”  At 17, she had no idea who he was but she sure hasn’t forgotten how condescending and disrespectful he was to her.

Contrast that to my son who was volunteering at a charity golf tournament and had a 20-minute conversation with Weston Wamp. Only 16 at the time, my son said he had no idea who he was until he walked away.  His friend told him because Weston never mentioned his name.  He talked to the two boys as if they were old friends.  Clearly he was genuine since he had no motive to suck up to a couple of teenagers.

It’s pretty difficult to judge a candidate’s character during a campaign when both are putting on their best faces, but to me, how they treat a couple of kids who can’t even vote reveals everything about their true character.  

Angie Burton


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