With one stupid joke, West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Larry Faircloth offended African Americans, women, movies fans and decent people everywhere. (Photo from the Hagerstown, Maryland Herald-Mail website at http://articles.herald-mail.com/2011-05-12/news/29538651_1_joke-president-obama-gubernatorial-candidate)
Even Terry Carver, president of the Tea Party-affiliated We The People group, asked for an apology, which Faircloth declined to make. Carver called the joke “totally inappropriate.” Faircloth also offended enough people that he only finished fifth out of eight candidates in the GOP primary, garnering a mere 3.9 percent of the vote. He is running for West Virginia auditor this year.