I was genuinely sickened by Bob Romanik’s recent campaign literature depicting Democratic Central Committee Chairman Bob Sprague wearing Depends undergarments. First off, there are millions of people with disabilities who have no choice but to wear adult undergarments. Does Romanik poke fun at them, too? But secondly, is this the type of campaign the Republican Party and the public really want?
It’s no secret Romanik’s candidacy for State Representative unnerves many rank-and-file Republicans. I hope this latest Romanik high school locker antic will be strongly condemned by the Republican leadership (you know, the adults). I hope they send a letter of apology to Mr. Sprague and then seek to sanction Romanik for his childlike, unsavory and unethical campaign tactics.
The people of St. Clair County have seen political battles before, but nothing that approaches the indecency of Bob Romanik. Free speech or not, it’s time for Bob Romanik to “exit stage left.”
Bad VanHoose, Belleville