Ron Asta will be running an ad for his mayor’s race with a rather novel message:
Should I be running for this office?
Okay, for those who don’t know the background: seven years ago, Asta was involved in a traffic accident that killed a high school student named Jennifer Reeves. He was cited for failure to yield and couldn’t be breathalized because he had left the scene for two hours.
Tragic mistakes that have horrible consequences are made by the best of us. However, rather than being contrite, Asta has seemed to brush off the incident. When he announced, he mentioned, and apologized for, a bizarre shoplifting incident that has been a joke in political circles since I was in junior high, but made no mention of the accident. He kinda hoped people would forget, I suppose.
So here is the ad you will start seeing. Please note that Asta wants us all to know that the victim was not wearing a seat belt. Way to keep the focus on your own mistakes, Ron.
The question isn’t should he run, it’s why he thinks he has any business running.