Walt Maddox should have to do better than calling Kay Ivey old and accusing her of having ‘limited energy’
2018 has already been an amazingly embarrassing election cycle for desperate politicians in Alabama.
We have already seen Troy King, who was/is a wholly owned subsidiary of gambling interests, accuse AG Steve Marshall of being a recipient of gambling dollars for accepting money from the Republican Attorney General Association, when King was a member of the group himself.
We should have all been shocked to see Rep. Will Ainsworth accused of a crime-spree because he got a boating citation and participated in some pranks while a college student at Auburn.
Now we have the mayor of Tuscaloosa Walt Maddox and his campaign playing the “Kay Ivey is old” card:
"Her limited energy should be devoted to fixing Alabama's problems and not political grandstanding. If Gov. Ivey really wants to discuss this, or anything else with Walt, she should come out of hiding and agree to debate." #alpolitics #believe https://t.co/jgVtakgTw6
— Walt Maddox (@WaltMaddox) July 11, 2018
Why this matters:
We know she is old. But there is no evidence she has “limited energy.” She hasn’t fallen or shown any signs that she is incapable of doing her job.
She is older than the President of the United States by one year, so unless Maddox and his campaign is prepared to argue that President Trump is too old for his job, where does this go?
Answer: This Tweet is a signal to his supporters to start implying Ivey is some elderly and infirm old lady who is incapable of doing her job because of her “limited energy.”
Maddox should have to defend this accusation to the press like Donald Trump had to in 2016.