.@RobSobhani: a Martyr for his Imaginary Cause #mdpolitics
As if Rob Sobhani couldn’t get any more tedious, the candidate who entered the race late with only the support of his own personal “jackpot” winnings is now portraying himself as a martyr for his imaginary cause.
The campaign of Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate Rob Sobhani today announced it has learned that both incumbent Senator Ben Cardin and the Republican nominee in the race told a Baltimore radio station – so far the only venue for a debate in Maryland’s senate race – that neither would appear if Rob Sobhani were allowed to share the platform with them.
This is in direct contradiction to a statement by Dan Bongino (who Sobhani conveniently does not mention by name).
This is a pivotal election that requires a serious commitment. I am deeply disappointed in the recent actions of the “Independent” candidate in this election. Regarding the debates schedule, there is no effort to keep the candidate out of the debates. His campaign is fabricating stories in an attempt to distract from his confusing platform. At NO time did we meet with any media outlet & state that the candidate should be kept out of any debate. Any assertions otherwise are nonsense & we challenge any member of his campaign to prove otherwise. Any forum he was not included in was due to the fact that he was not invited by the host. I am sorry to waste time on trivial issues but I will never allow my credibility to be challenged by those who consistently traffic in misdirection & lies.
I’ve gotten to know Dan Bongino fairly well in the past year and if I have to decide who to believe in this dispute, it’s not going to be a shady candidate who can’t even figure out the rules about where he can stick his yard signs. As far as Senator Cardin goes, I’ve seen no statements from him acknowledging Sobhani’s existence. He clearly gains more from Sobhani’s boondoggle than anyone so I wouldn’t expect to. Many believe Cardin is actually orchestrating it.
Sobhani’s “campaign” is based on vague promises about foreign investment in Maryland and cronyism euphemized as public-private partnerships. Sobhani hasn’t even taken positions on the major issues that have energized Maryland’s voters over the last 4 years. (He still needs more information to decide whether or not Obamacare should be repealed, for example.) In fact Sobhani would probably be more at home as an audience member in an “undecided voter” town hall debate than as a candidate for anything.
I doubt Sobhani really wants to participate in any of these debates, preferring to play the set upon underdog. Debating either Dan Bongino or Ben Cardin would only expose the vacuousness of Sobhani’s pointless candidacy. If the legitimate candidates–the kind with actual supporters–had in fact refused to debate him, they would be doing him a favor.