Mychajliw’s attack ads are a turnoff to voters
From virtually beginning to end, Stefan Mychajliw’s county comptroller campaign has been one sour note: Kevin Gaughan’s personal life: bad; Mychajliw’s self-promotion: good. And now Mychajliw’s re-election appeal culminates in one of the nastiest negative attack ads that has ever appeared on my living room television. By the time it ended, I was surprised it didn’t accuse Gaughan of causing the collapse of both our Sabres and Bills.
Mychajliw is no doubt a man of talent. His communication skills, utilized to favorably portray poor performance by a school district or a rejected county executive, are considerable. But by smearing his opponent, someone who has devoted time and energy to the serious business of improving government, Mychajliw reveals that he lacks a seriousness sufficient to earn voters’ approval.