We at VUI have been addressing the rather insulting way the ads and mailouts by Attorney General candidate Leighton Lord seem to exaggerate Lord's resume in all but claiming he has hands on prosecution and law enforcement experience. Such a stretch is insulting to the men and women on the front lines of law enforcement and the men and women who prosecute cases to bring criminals to justice.
A few months ago, Lord sat in a interview with WIS. In that interview he described how his lack of prosecution experience was not a big deal and was frank about how his so called "law enforcement training" his ads tout now was limited to working for a Congressional committee.
My, what a few months and taking the advice of shady consultants can make. Take a look at the Leighton Lord of a few months ago and compare him to the guy on the ads his big money is airing today. Why does a man with a resume like Lord's conduct a campaign that exaggerates his resume on law enforcement? Frankly, we do not know. Some say it is because Republican primary voters want to hear about law enforcement experience with a candidate for Attorney General. Others say some clients that Lord represented in the civil side of things could come back to haunt him.
Regardless the reason, South Carolina is being presented with two very different Leighton Lords. The first one, from months ago, is a man who thinks his managerial experience matters most. The one now is willing to stretch his resume in a campaign. Watch the video below and decide for yourself. Again, we at VUI wonder why in the world such a man would allow his campaign to stretch his resume on a particular item when he has a strong resume in the first place. It is disturbing.
Indeed, just watch and listen to the first lines of the ad Lord is running ad nausea now on state television. See it below and compare it to the mailouts and radio ads. The Lord of today is claiming to be something he is not, for no good reason. The Lord of a few months ago had better sense. Even if Lord wins, he leaves in the wake of any victory the insults of law enforcement officers and prosecutors who are growing increasingly bitter about his ad's implied exaggerations.