“I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.”
Then-citizen Omari Jamal-Hatchett Hardy, now Lake Worth Commissioner Hardy, had his “Give ’em Hell, Harry!” moment a few weeks prior to being elected.
Displaying any type of ranker or annoyance is never a good idea when running for an elected position, except when it is a good idea. Would guess when the rumors first began about Mr. Hardy not living within the District 2 limits (see image below) — meaning he was not qualified to run in the election — those spreading the rumors didn’t think it entirely through.
Because what they were also implying is the City Clerk doesn’t know how to do her job or is not quite up to the tasks; most definitely not the case. And they also didn’t know all this nonsense would ultimately backfire and may have been the boost Hardy needed to win.
In response to these rumors would imagine there was some sort of meeting between Hardy and his campaign manager, Tricia Mischler. And what they decided to do was come out strong. And they did. They hammered everybody on Facebook who was spreading the rumor. The Post beat reporter mentioned this in an article and cited now-former-Commissioner McVoy as well.
Anyhow, this entire kerfuffle sets another precedent for Commissioner Hardy and everyone should take note. He is a nice and pleasant man but he has his limits:
|From TOB, “Omari (a name that means God the Highest) Hardy, claims. . .”.|