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Republicans have found themselves another high-profile candidate who just is not ready for prime time, and certainly not ready for a state-wide run in blue Massachusetts. Gabriel Gomez proved that yet again Thursday when he responded to a question about whether his latest ad against Markey didn't show just a tiny bit of desperation in his campaign. To which Gomez replied with real desperation.
"You know I’ve got four young kids, and they gotta sit there and gotta see an ad with their dad—who served honorably, talk to anybody I served with—whether as a pilot or as a SEAL, anybody I worked with," Gomez said. "And for him to be as dirty and low, pond scum, like to put me up next to Bin Laden, he’s just gotta be called what he is. That simple."
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You might remember that multiple fact-checkers have said that Gomez is pretty much lying about that. Markey has never compared Gomez to bin Laden; the ad in question used footage from an MSNBC interview with Gomez where he was defending a group that was trying to swiftboat President Obama over the bin Laden killing. A group, by the way, that Gomez says he wasn't a part of, even while he was acting as the organization's spokesman.

Maybe Gomez was a completely honorable Navy SEAL, but he's sure not an honorable candidate. And he's awfully thin-skinned for a tough guy.

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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri May 24, 2013 at 08:37 AM PDT.

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