Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds’ campaign blasted the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television on Monday for mocking the Democrat’s occasional stuttering, calling it a “cheap shot and a new low” in the campaign.
Jared Leopold, Deeds’ press secretary, said a YouTube video depicting BET co-founder Sheila Johnson criticizing the candidate on his communication skills was a “divisive personal attack.”
“This is a cheap shot and a new low for this race,” Leopold told FOXNews.com in a statement. “Virginians deserve better than personal attacks like this.
“Creigh Deeds isn’t the smoothest speaker in the race, but when he speaks he is authentic and means what he says. That’s what people will respond to, not divisive personal attacks.”
In the 32-second YouTube video, shown on MyFOXDC.com, Johnson, who supports Republican candidate Bob McDonnell, is seen telling a group of wealthy donors that Virginians needs a governor “who can really communicate, and Bob McDonnell can communicate.”
This should sound familiar. On January 13, I posted: BET Founder Attacks Obama
In January, however, it was former husband Robert in the news.