Flanders from SoCon or Bust(alias John Pacheco) is running for the Ontario Legislature under the banner of The Family Coalition Party. His campaign got off to a disastrous on Thursday with an interview for the Lifesite in which he suggested that any vote cast his way was a vote wasted:
Pacheco is running for the Family Coalition Party, the only provincial party which is 100% pro-life and pro-family. A competent professional in the world of finance and happily married father of four children, Pacheco has no illusions of gaining a large number of votes in the riding.
"I'm not going to win this election that's for sure," he told LifeSiteNews.com in an interview today. However, he stated, "if elected I will certainly take my responsibilities seriously but I am under no illusions. We have to take the means legally available to us to get out the pro-life message."
Today, Flanders scrambled to contain the damage:
Regarding the above “I’m not going to win that’s for sure” comment above, I was a tad hasty in my interview on that point. It was a misstatement on my part, and I apologize for making it.
All of which raises the question: if a candidate falls in the forest, and nobody is around who would vote for him anyway, does he make a sound?
Also, get a load of Packy's campaign poster:
What is the message here? "Elect me, because I am a Big Baby." Or, perhaps more accurately: "Elect me, because I am a Giant Fetus."
Either way, it doesn't work for me.