Rep. Mark Souder, R-3rd, refused to participate in a radio commercial for Republican mayoral candidate Matt Kelty and now is “extremely upset” that Kelty recently used Souder’s past endorsement in a mailing to supporters.
“I would have said no” if Kelty had asked permission to include Souder in the mailing, he said Monday.
Souder also said he hasn’t made up his mind whether he’ll vote for Kelty next month.
Are you kidding me? If Mark frickin' Souder won't vote for you as a Republican nominee then you are in serious trouble. I mean let's just step back and analyze this for a second. Souder doesn't have to say anything about Kelty at this point. When asked he could've simply stated "I'm already on the record about Matt Kelty and I'm not going to discuss it further". But what does he do instead? He leads the charge against Kelty by publicly dishing out more anti-Kelty soundbites. It's not that he doesn't want to support Kelty, it's that he wants to publicly embarrass him. What does he do to top this - make his absentee ballot public?
There are possibly two different sides to Mark Souder's actions. One, he is backtracking for political reasons and doesn't want to be anywhere near a radioactive Kelty. Or two, he genuinely believes that Kelty is a troubled individual that has no business being mayor. Normally I would say #1 is the most likely choice but we can't forget that several prominent Republicans have broken away from Kelty. Who at this point will stand up and support him publicly? Anyone? Anyone?
I don't say this often but - Thank You Congressman Souder...