After reading the Miami Herald and Philip Levine's response to critics, I am afraid I can't support him anymore. I am going with Michael Gongora.
The Miami Herald said Levine is accused of trying to silence critics:
"A political blogger recently faced similar charges after he wrote disparaging reports about Levine."
Many are SLAPP suits, I am not saying that Levine's is a SLAPP suit but rich people use them all the time:
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate. A SLAPP is often preceded by a legal threat. The difficulty is that plaintiffs do not present themselves to the Court admitting that their intent is to censor, intimidate or silence their critics.
I am very disappointed in Levine's tactics. It makes me afraid he will be a bully in office. That is the worst thing that can happen. These are public figures, there shouldn't be a lawsuit. This article has shook my confidence in the candidate.
The reporter got this response from Levine's campaign, another red flag, who does this?:
You are only authorized to write the answers below, verbatim. You are NOT allowed to edit or paraphrase these on the record answers. You can reference the responses as, "Philip Levine’s campaign responded in writing for the record citing concern that The Miami Herald’s bias in this election would result in a distortion of his answers."Miami Beach has a history of nasty attack ads. That is what they do. Randy Hilliard is the king of the attack ad. Get a thicker skin or don't give them so much material to work with.