A campaign sign of Jamie Cochran, Republican candidate for Register of Deeds, caught my eye. Prominently located at the intersection of East Main and Depot Street Extension, it reads, in part, “morals and values still matter.”
The only logical interpretation of this statement is that he (Cochran), is a moral man, possessed of appropriate values, and that his opponent, incumbent Democrat Todd Raby, is immoral, and possesses inappropriate values.
Put aside the fact that the Register of Deeds is primarily a clerical position, with no standing to set policy, so that morals and values would seemingly be inconsequential. Challenger Cochran has elected to base his campaign on besmirching the reputation and good name of one of Macon County’s finest citizens, coming from one of the county’s finest families.