As a select few of you are aware, my anti-Chapman blog got hit with a rather unusual anonymous comment yesterday. I’m not going to repeat it because I have no way of substantiating some of what was in it, but it was posted by someone who claimed to know Gene’s ex-wife, and it made some very specific accusations about Gene’s background which, if true, would not only destroy his political aspirations, but would render him a pariah forever.
Those comments were posted on other blogs as well. I deleted them from my blog (with explanation), simply because they cannot be substantiated and were highly inflammatory to the point that, if untrue, they could be actionable. At the same time, it was a hard decision because there was one item in there that someone probably wouldn’t know unless they actually knew Gene. That information is not available on the internet except in a lone audioblog from years ago, and even there it didn’t go into detail.
In my explanation regarding why I deleted the post, I suggested the anonymous poster put that information on Gene’s blog, if in fact the accusations were true and could be substantiated. I don’t know if they did that, but it’s possible.
Did Gene suddenly drop out of the presidential race due to these accusations? It’s an awfully big coincidence that he was just talking about how he was to participate in an LP conference call for presidential candidates today, and yesterday he dropped out of the race and deleted all of his blogs, with no warning whatsoever.
It’s possible those two things are related and, if so, I just feel bad that Gene didn’t listen to me back when he first started his campaign, even before I started my blog, when I warned him in no uncertain terms that anything he had ever done will come back to bite him in a presidential campaign. I don’t know if this is some of the stuff that he thought would never come to light, but I do find his sudden disapparance – in less than 24 hours after those comments were posted in multiple blogs – to be a very, very strange coincidence.
I also posted a final farewell to Gene …… the perfect campaign song for him, in video form.