Bernie O'Hare (nearly) the "kiss of death" for Don Cunning-Ham
Once popular Lehigh County Executive Don Cunning-Ham (D) limped, staggered, and crawled his way to an empty and shallow “victory” on Tuesday night, narrowly “beating” previously unknown and positively unqualified Republican/Evangelical challenger Scott Ott by a razor thin margin of 800 votes out of more than 40,000 votes cast.
Most political pundits had been anticipating a Cunning-Ham reelection landslide in the neighborhood of 80%.
Instead, Cunning-Ham got only 51% of the vote, and, just barely.
We trust that this stunning, near-miss upset was a LONG OVERDUE WAKE UP CALL to Don, and to all local politicos, regarding the toxic and potentially terminal political danger of granting "media" access to evil sadist hate blogger, Bernie O’Hare, even if you’re a seemingly invincible office holder like Don Cunning-Ham and Jim Martin used to be.
Regrettably (in hindsight), Team Cunning-Ham had made disbarred and disgraced ex-lawyer O’Hare their main "go to" "guy" for Don Cunning-Ham press release dissemination. Bad idea.
Even more foolishly, Oh Donny Boy had done numerous syrupy too cute interviews into O’Hare’s flip-cam for broadcast at O’Hare’s cronyism-on-parade spin blog, Lehigh Valley Ramblings.
Apparently, the voting public was not amused. Oopsie.
ATTENTION ALL LOCAL POLITICOS:
LEARN FROM DON CUNNING-HAM’s HUGE MISTAKE, unless you have more political capital to blow than Don used to have.
Affiliating w/ Bernie O’Hare is a political kiss of death.
Here’s why (and sadly, Don Cunning-Ham ignored these facts) ...
O'Hare was disbarred in 1986 for sabotaging his own client's civil rights litigation w/ "evil intent." See: Part 2: George Usry
When they finally caught up w/ O'Hare, he had just finished successfully sabotaging the wrongful death litigation of a grieving widow and her three fatherless children. See: Part 3: Lucille White
" ... try not to participate ... well aware of his history ... my last comments [and yes they are over] were the most accurate. He is a person who loves to agitate and stir the pot with half truths and innuendo ... thank you Bill. Again, I am so sorry for what happened to your daughter." Emails: 8/2/14