Benjamin Franklin: America’s First Twitter Master (Oh, and Speaking of Debates & Disabled Veterans…)

Benjamin Franklin: America’s First Twitter Master (Oh, and Speaking of Debates & Disabled Veterans…)

Taking a slight deviation from today’s usual Intelligence Insight of the week. I have often said that had Twitter been around when Ben Franklin walked the streets of Philadelphia, he’d have been one of its most prolific users.

After all, old Ben mastered the art of the written word. He captured some of the most memorable sayings in short-cropped, succinct language, most times 140 characters or less.

Like this gem.

It reminds me of the incumbent Sheriff of El Paso County. When he allegedly uttered his nasty comments about Disabled American Veterans – calling them ‘f-ing cripples’ – he spoke with anger.

Will it lead to his shame?

Only time will tell if the citizens of El Paso County hold him accountable on Primary Day, June 26th.

If he wishes to defend himself, then I will gladly meet him on a debate stage. He’s had NINE offers before this one – the TENTH – and while I’ve accepted all nine, he’s rejected each one.

Maybe he ought to face the citizens of El Paso County and make his case for why he deserves a second term wearing the People’s Badge. I’m prepared to show why he does not.

4 Replies to “Benjamin Franklin: America’s First Twitter Master (Oh, and Speaking of Debates & Disabled Veterans…)”

  1. Mike,
    Anger and shame already passed your incumbent’s preoccupation in facing you for a debate.
    But can he confidently showing himself in public eyes as the sheriff without his “helper”that you have to give him a break.

  2. I fear the apathy of EPC voters. I believe it is that apathy that Elder is counting on to re-elect the incumbent and is the same apathy that he likely brazenly believes empowers him to no-show for debates. Let’s hope he’s not right and that you can pull this off; but if he is, you don’t stand a chance. You will either win a close election or you will get steamrolled. I very rarely hear anything about you unless I come to this website which is not good. It is my prayer God divinely intervenes as I believe he did with Trump’s election and you win. Best of luck to you because we need change!

    1. I truly appreciate the sentiments and the prayers. We realize the media has a firewall built around the incumbent to insulate him and hide his record, the main reason he won’t debate me. We’re planning several things to get beyond that impasse. Hang in there, keep the prayers going, and keep the faith! This election is much closer to a Trump (Angley) v. Clinton (Incumbent) night than many realize!

      Mike Angley

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