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This Silly Goose Democrat Candidate Thought Obama Endorsed Him. He Didn’t.

Even if you absolutely despise politics, you have to admit that the sideshows of election year races are worth the price of admission alone.

Meet Derrick Wallace, a Florida Democrat who is running for Orange County Commissioner this year. After receiving a fake endorsement letter claming to be signed by “Barack Obama” — a letter that just happened to be full of typos and grammatical errors — Derrick was convinced he had gotten a legitimate presidential seal of approval. He didn’t even bother questioning why the Commander-in-Chief would ever be sending out endorsement letters to prospective local county commissioners, and promptly posted it to his Facebook page.

This came to us and we thought it was authentic … I was so happy to get that from the president that I posted it,” he explained.

After the truth was revealed, however, Mr. Wallace wasn’t quite as happy. He now believes it was a set-up by one of his opponents. If that’s the case, I’d hazard to guess it was someone who knows Derrick pretty well, since they’d almost certainly attempt such a tactic only if they truly believed he was gullible enough to fall for it. I mean, if you can’t pick all of the typos out of this letter, I kind of feel sorry for you:

FakeObamaLetter

The much more likely explanation, of course, is that Wallace’s own campaign concocted the forgery on their own to try and impress voters, unaware of their own mistakes. The irony is that most Democrats are running away from President Obama this year, so if this is Derrick’s own doing, he sure picked the wrong time for it. But I suppose if you’re a candidate stupid enough to attempt this in the first place, you’re probably also stupid enough to think Obama would be helpful to your campaign in 2014.

Still, Derrick Wallace doesn’t quite rise to the level of Alvin Greene infamy. But there’s still a few hours yet.

 

 


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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