While LV Congressman Charlie Dent and opponent Mat Benol politely exchanged views on Friday night, dark forces were at work. A thug, wearing a Phillies cap and Surf City sweatshirt, smeared an unknowing Dent as he spoke. He handed out a one-page flier captioned "Top Ten Reasons Charlie Dent is not a TRUE conservative." Goofy accusations, including the claim that Charlie supports homosexuals, are cited.
Gee, I know some homosexual conservatives, so what does that make them?
You can see this troll in the video above, handing out the fliers, until the LV Tea Party's Tom McFadden thankfully asks him to leave. I also have a more detailed video of this fellow as he leaves the building.
This no doubt hurt Congressman Dent, who came to this function in good faith for an honest exchange of views. But among many audience members, who resented the inherent unfairness of this tactic, Benol was blamed. There are even those who think this is the handiwork of Democrat John Callahan or independent Jake Towne.
I would be shocked to learn that any of the congressional candidates would engage in this behavior. That's why I'd like to identify this slug. If he's acting on his own, then shame on him. But if he is doing dirty work for one of them, we should know.
If you recognize this person, you can post his name here anonymously. He also had a female accomplice, but I never saw her.