Having seen Mako debate twice during the primary, I can understand his reluctance. He's terrible. He's uninformed and a bit slow on his feet, to put it mildly.
Since those debates, we also know he was bankrolled with money from Harhart and back benchers Joe Emrick and Marcia Hahn. They laundered contribution through State Senator Mark Mustio. It's what I'd expect from State Representatives who are unwilling to stop the gerrymander. Mustio's contribution, and the shady way it was obtained, is fair game. It's evidence that he represents more of the same instead of reform. .
But there may be other reasons why Mako, who is just 27 or 28, would like to stay out of the limelight. His Facebook entries. They show him as a bible thumper who likes to bang "drunk bitches."
To his mommy, Mako posts this message.
But to one of his Army buddies overseas, he posts this.
Like I said, Mako appears to be a bit on the slow side. He failed to make these private messages. He also failed to consider the impact his message to a friend might have on that person's girlfriend.
Locker room banter? Or someone who seems to be encouraging date rape?
In fairness to Mako, these posts were written when he was around 20 and presumably less mature than he is now. But I am disturbed by other messages in which he refers to female acquaintances as "hoes."
Republicans already have enough sexists and misogynists in office. Let's not add one more to the mix.