“I don’t harbor any ill-will toward any other candidate in this race, including Ms. Gladstone here,” John Williams said, “but I think I do need to raise a few important matters that have been causing considerable aggravation for our citizens. Let’s discuss government overreach when it comes to the infringement of personal freedoms.”
“I’m afraid that Mr. Williams,” Melissa Gladstone interrupted, “would have you believe that mask mandates, steps to address climate change, and implementing common sense gun control laws encroach upon your civil liberties. But when it comes to the reproductive rights of women, the voting rights of minorities, or the rights of the LGBT community, all of which appear to be outside of his personal comfort zone, he’s fine with what he calls government overreach. But I’m optimistic that the good people of this state recognize hypocrisy when they see it and will vote for someone who will commit to doing what is most beneficial for our citizens, rather than for the unenlightened special interests who are behind my opponent’s candidacy.”
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (harbor), The Daily Spur (candidate), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (raise), Word of the Day Challenge (aggravation), Your Daily Word Prompt (encroach), Scott’s Daily Prompt (comfort zone), My Vivid Blog (optimistic), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (beneficial).