What do you do with someone who is having a serious medical breakdown that is trying to run for office at the same time? Ignore them? Or call it out in hopes they get professional help before something bad happens? I'm trying the latter here because some of the recent behavior from Shaun Broy makes it appear that something is seriously wrong.
Shaun Broy was the Democratic candidate against Jill Holtzman Vogel in 2011. He didn't have much of a campaign, and to be honest I never heard of him while he was running. I heard of him after the campaign when he was challenging some Democratic elected officials in his area for violating the party plan by not supporting his campaign. To her credit, Kristin Cabral gave him a job on her campaign for Congress trying to pull Shaun back into the mainstream of the party.
But once the 2012 campaign was over, Shaun seemed to become completely unhinged. He immediately announced another run for Senate against Vogel, then scrapped that after a few days to begin floating himself a an Independent campaign of Shaun Broy for Lt. Governor this year. That also lasted a few days before Shaun announced that he was still a Democrat and would be running this year for the House of Delegates against Bev Sherwood. Again, that only lasted a few days before Shaun announced he would run against Frank Wolf next year for Congress as a Democrat.
Meanwhile, while all these bizarre announcements have been hitting, Shaun was attempting a coup of his local Democratic Committee. He even declared himself the Chairman of a group that already had a Chair and called a meeting as Chair. Needless to say the efforts of Shaun to declare Shaun the Chairman were rejected when the local Congressional District Chair Charlie Jackson got involved.
While Shaun has announced or toyed with four different bids for office in the last two months and launched a failed coup attempt on his local party his social media accounts have also spun totally out of control. The postings have taken on the look of a raving lunatic, not a stable candidate for public office. (Click to enlarge a couple of the ones I chose).
In many of these threads, Shaun seems to be talking to himself. Here he says he is entering nuclear launch codes, prepare for launch (maybe an analogy for a campaign?). Then Shaun likes his own status and posts 9 comments to himself, five of which get one "like" (all Shaun himself). No one else seems to be participating in this discussion, it is all Shaun talking to himself.
When I posted this on Facebook last night, Shaun put up a status claiming these clips were "edited". Sorry Shaun, but they are just screen shots of your account.
The good news is once I put this up, Shaun deleted some of the craziest posts in his profile. That combined with him claiming this was "edited" tells me that he is maintaining some level of sanity because he knows his own stuff was too weird to leave up while running. The bad news is that he is still running for Congress when he clearly needs to get some help.