The Man Who Would Be Governor Of All Vermonters had his first chance to display some authentic leadership, and he blew it big-time.
In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, which struck at the hearts of thousands of Vermonters, Phil Scott did the absolute minimum. He issued a paragraph of generic condolences and kept to his schedule of content-free glad-handing.
While somewhere between 1,000 (Burlington Free Press) and 2,000 (VTDigger, so let’s call it 2,000) people gathered for a vigil in Burlington, including numerous political leaders, Phil Scott was… um…
Meet & greet in Manchester tonight. Great to see so many familiar faces and new ones! pic.twitter.com/79EDWZ7cpg
— Phil Scott (@PhilScott4VT) June 13, 2016
… which followed earlier appearances at the Equinox Valley Nursery, Wilcox Ice Cream, and Miles Lumber and Fuels. Because as far as his campaign was concerned, it was just another Monday in Vermont and there was no reason to postpone a single feel-good photo opportunity.