People are literally ready to fight to go to Congress for Ohioans.
During a debate on Friday night, two GOP candidates stood nose-to-nose on the debate stage.
That little argument could cost them both their shot at winning the election.
You Don’t Know Squat
Josh Mandel has accused his fellow candidate, Mike Gibbons, of profiting off Chinese petroleum stock.
Gibbons chose to talk down to Mandel in answering the accusation, stating, “You may not understand this because you’ve never worked in the private sector in your entire life.”
Mandell, a veteran, objected, stating, “Two tours in Iraq, don’t tell me I haven’t worked.”
Then things got really interesting.
Here is the exchange…
Clearly, the crowd did not like the way either of them presented themselves.
On the one hand, you have someone insulting a veteran, never a smart move. On the other hand, you have someone ready to fight someone who looks twice his age, again, not a good look.
After the debate, Gibbons used the exchange to attack Mandel for being unhinged…
Josh Mandel is unhinged, unfit, and flailing – because he’s losing.
— Mike Gibbons (@MikeGibbonsOH) March 18, 2022
Mandel’s campaign responded, “Mike Gibbons got upset tonight that he was called out for his investments in Chinese oil.
“He claims not to remember the investment, but it’s part of a pattern of Gibbon’s entire career making money by taking American companies and selling them to foreign interests.
“While Ohians are struggling to make ends meet in Joe Biden’s America, Mike Gibbons spent his entire career profiting by shipping jobs overseas and investing in places like China and Russia.”
By the way, Mr. Mandel, you may want to tell your spokesperson its Ohioans, not Ohians.
J.D. Vance landed a knockout blow when he got the microphone…
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) March 19, 2022
Here is the rather amusing aspect of all this…
Gibbons and Mandell were one and two before the debate.
A straw poll was taken after the debate, and Vance clearly hit him with his comments, dominating a straw poll.
Vance garnered 43.1 percent of the vote, with the next closest candidate, Jane Tinken, getting 20.7 percent.
Gibbons fell to third, getting only 16.1 percent, and Mandel, who is the one that got up from his seat, got a mere 4.6 percent.
It would appear as though Ohio is ready for the adults to get back into office.