Republican 6th District Senate candidate Phil Mitsch continued his tweeting two step today, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board that he did not send a series of off-color and misogynistic messages to one of his Twitter followers and that his opponents somehow cobbled them together to make him look bad.
This denial came five days after telling an Inky reporter that the tweets in question (the ones he didn’t send) were taken out of context and that he didn’t mean the part about women moaning in a sexual manner. He apparently explained to a reporter as he did Thursday to PolitickerNJ that the messages represented his “dry humor.”
Mitsch also apparently tried a new tactic with the Inquirer, telling the reporter last week that the message may have been sent by someone in his office.
The self-proclaimed real estate and financial guru took his Charlie Sheen act a bit further with the Inky, according to the report, telling the paper that his tweet advising women to be whores in the bedroom was meant with respect.
“That’s a great tip,” he told the Inquirer Editorial Board. “That shows the utmost respect for women. . . . What I was trying to say to men was, ‘Men, look, if you got to go out and play around and you can’t be honest with a woman and respect her, then you’re better off just doing pay, play, and get the ‘F’ away.’ ”
The State Republican Committee has already agreed publicly with a host of Democrats demanding that Mitsch bail from the race, but brand new Camden County GOP Chairman Tom Booth Jr. called Mitsch a “fantastic candidate.”