We are Republicans searching for a better candidate for 2012 for US House (NC's 7th district, Wilmington to Fayetteville). Ilario Pantano lost by 7 points in the best election situation for a GOP challenger in decades.
We firmly believe that these truths to be self-evident:
#1 Pantano is a media whore that loves being on FoxNews more than he likes talking with people from southeastern NC. His "radio show" with the old fart himself, Curtis Wright is further evidence of his vain nature and love of the limelight. We need someone who is going to represent us North Carolinians well, not a loud mouth politician who seeks to use us for vain glory.
#2 Pantano is adverse to work. His "100 days of work" campaign theme was a joke since he himself has rarely worked more than a few days at any one job. He's worked briefly at a number of jobs -- but sticks at nothing. He claims to be a "best selling author," but this argument falls flat when you see his book in #305,766 position at Amazon and selling used for $0.04. His brief tenure at the Sheriff's office was unremarkable. Ditto for Wall Street. We need a person that has a real career success here in North Carolina, not man trying to find himself via the election process.
#3 Pantano is no war hero. No silver star, no congressional medal. Rather the USMC leaders wanted him behind bars. Yes, he slithered out of it, but it left a bad taste in many peoples mouths -- and set back US-Iraq relations. Pantano says, "Marine's never surrender; they always have another fight." Let's fact check that -- Marine's do surrender. Yes sir! Think Wake Island or Corregidor Island. Pantano needs to surrender to another more electable candidate -- it's not about him, it's about the Republican Party.
#4 Pantano is a Carpet Bagging Yankee with a gut wrenching Bronx accent. Just listen to him on TV. We need someone who is from here to represent us, not to use us as a stepping stone to get a real job.
#5 Pantano is way in debt from his last campaign and thus screwed hardworking people in Wilmington out of money. Local printers, consultants, and of course the Blockade Runner -- all need to be paid -- month's ago. How's that for fiscal restraint? Pantano's response, "Everyone runs up debts and Mike did too." But what about showing some leadership, dumbass? Oh, and one other thing... We've heard from several sources that Ilario and his Botoxxed, Daisy Duke-esque wife have been partying at many clubs in Wilmington with their new "Boss Hogg type" pals picking up the tab every time. We need someone who will walk the walk and talk the talk.
#6 It's appalling the way Pantano talks about Jesus. Pantano is total fake who uses religion to gain credibility. He only starting attending church before the election -- he then became "born again" at a megachurch 'cause there's more Southern Babtists voters. Never was it more true: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Even as we publish this blog, Ilario Pantano is in Washington DC blabbing in front of the cameras. Making an ass out of himself. What's new?
If you've read this far, please listen to the following:
Point is, we need someone else -- so start looking. No way is he going to roll into this in 2012. Not gonna' happen.