Hamlin to Oury’s critics: “That’s it? That’s all you got?”

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by Sherry Hamlin,

“I recently read the guest column written by a local business owner attacking the character of Loveland City Council candidate Neal Oury. Why? Because he filed bankruptcy following the economic downturn in 2008. 

Your attempt to assault his character is offensive to me, and I hope it is offensive to anyone else who has experienced difficulty at some point in their lives.

My immediate response to the attempt to impugn Mr. Oury’s character was… that’s it? That’s all you got? He filed bankruptcy during a recession while he worked in the construction industry. I have bulletin for Mr. Oury’s critics, this is hardly news. So many people, GOOD people, were negatively affected by the economy during that time; many weren’t in the housing industry. Those that were, were hit particularly hard. So why is this news?

Who hasn’t heard the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? Not only have I heard it, I am a student. I am confident that the very personal and difficult events that have happened in my life have shaped who I am. I am a better friend, mother, and compassionate human being because of the things that have happened in my life. 

So to Mr. Oury’s critics, I say this. Your attempt to assault his character is offensive to me, and I hope it is offensive to anyone else who has experienced difficulty at some point in their lives. Your cruel attack has only strengthened my desire to vote for him on November 7th. I want someone on council who has experienced personal heartache and challenge representing me. If you’ve never experienced difficulty, you cannot adequately represent me”.

Sherry Hamlin is a Loveland Resident
 
 
 


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Which is worse, experiencing hardship or dragging someone through the mud for experiencing that hardship? It’s pretty obvious who here has honor and class, and it’s not the ones throwing stones.

  2. If it doesn’t have anything to do with his character then why are you bringing something public for the THIRD time that Tim has already publicly announced at council and written about? What is in this attack for you? And if you have really looked into ALL the candidates as you state then why is Neal being singled out since other candidates have public records information also?

  3. Sherri this has NOTHING do do with his character.it has everything do with residents looking into all candidates.and we have looked into ALL the candidates.

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