With a new Rasmussen poll out yesterday showing Josh Mandel tied with Sherrod Brown, the incumbent Senator is getting more and more desperate to change the subject.
On Tuesday, Mandel appeared with Mitt Romney to speak to coal miners in Beallsville, which is in Ohio's coal country. The Huffington Post ran with a story accusing Mandel of faking a southern accent.
I have posted the video below. It sounds to me that they are picking on Josh for his pronunciation of the word "out". That's the only word that sounded a bit off to me, and I know there are times when I accidentally and randomly don't use perfect diction when speaking. Nowhere else during his speech do I detect anything different from his normal speaking style.
Video courtesy Marc Kovac of Ohio Capital Blog
I'm not surprised that liberal blogs like Huffington Post are making silly attacks on a Republican Senate candidate, but surely the Senator isn't going to lower himself to making such a juvenile accusation, is he?
Right, Senator Brown?
Sherrod Brown has been in elected office for over 30 years in Ohio, is a member of the United States Senate, and he's talking about accents?
Just like we told you months ago when Sherrod's very first ad was a negative attack, this guy will do anything to distract Ohioans from the fact that he has perhaps the most left-wing voting record in all of the Senate. He knows that it's not compatible with Ohio's center-right electorate, so he can't run on his extreme progressive views. He has to tear down his opponent. He has no choice.
And judging by his campaign's infatuation with this "story" the last two days, there isn't a level of ridiculousness that they won't stoop to.