As a black Republican, I am disgusted at the conduct of Phil Bell’s campaign for YRFV Chair. There’s absolutely no need to tear down the work of others-especially with allegations that can’t be proved. The strength of the black conservative message has always been an ideas- and solutions-based approach, not the willingness to race others to the bottom to gain fleeting personal glory.
Not knowing Phil personally, I can’t say if this is immaturity, poor judgement, or simply not knowing better; I leave to him the self-examination that answer requires. That said, whether he wins or loses, I hope he looks back on this experience as an example of what to never do again.- Coby Dillard Chairman VBC