Randy Rinaldo: BC Liberals and Rich Coleman do the right thing! #bcpoli #canpoli

Should he have known better? The voters will decide!
Should he have known better? The voters will decide!

I believe I am eminently qualified to render an opinion regarding this weeks latest Twitter gaffe by BC Liberal newly nominated candidate Randy Rinaldo.

Having been through the media gauntlet over the same issue in the 2013 provincial election and erring by firing them I can relate to the intensity of which the mainstream media will confront Campaign staff, managers , directors and candidates.

They play gotcha when a tweet or internet posting is discovered and then come at you to fire the candidate.

I erred and played their game and we fired a few candidates that we shouldn’t have.

What we should have done then and what Rich Coleman ( He was the spokesperson) did right was keep the candidate in place and let the voters decide whether tweeting is a serious enough offense to cast their candidate ( Rinaldo) aside.

Make no mistake about it.

This is a winnable seat for the BC Liberals. They only lost last time by 743 votes.

It took the courage of Coleman’s Conviction ( and the party’s) to stand by their candidate.

I applaud them for that.

We will see next year whether the voters agree.

2 thoughts on “Randy Rinaldo: BC Liberals and Rich Coleman do the right thing! #bcpoli #canpoli”

  1. IF I were Party Leader,of any political Party,I would forbid any member who is an MLA or about to run for MLA, from "tweeting" or "facebooking".

    So many careers have been destroyed by flippant remarks on social media, only an idiot would post there.

    As they say on the 'net,STFU, and no one can call you on it.

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