The two candidates answered questions last night at Hampden-Sydney College (you can watch the video on WSET) and the contrast could not have been greater.
Rep. Good was his usual unhinged self, spewing mile-a-minute lies and culture war talking points. A few representative lowlights: the Democratic Party is at war with faith and country, Biden is trying to give control of our borders to Mexican drug cartels, and God put fossil fuels in the earth for us to harvest. You get the idea.
In contrast, Josh was measured and confident in answering the questions and demonstrated the compassionate (e.g. LGBTQ rights) and common-sense (fossil fuel is a finite resource we need to wean ourselves from in favor of renewables) approaches he’ll take as our representative in Congress. He also pointed out that Bob Good was one of only 12 members of Congress to vote AGAINST the PACT Act, which provides needed medical help to veterans who have been sickened by military burn pits… and he expressed his disappointment that none of the questions had touched on abortion or women’s issues.
Josh ended with a call for everyone – including his opponent – to support democracy no matter which candidate the voters choose. He certainly made a great case for the voters to choose him!