Myrtle Beach Mayoral Candidate Gene Ho told a packed Market Common audience last night, “On day one, not when I take office, on day one after I get elected, I am going to go downtown, look at the drug dealers in their eyes and say you’ve got 45 days to get out of here. Then 15 days later, I will go back to them and say, look, you’ve got 30 days to get out of here…. then 15 days to get out of here. Then on day one, when I become mayor, we are going to park police cars all around the drug houses.“
Ho added, “I have already toured down there, I know where every single one of them [is]. My friends walk me down and say drug house, drug house, prostitution, they’re [that house is] cool. I am going to go down there and we are going to fix it and get rid of the crime.“
Ho warned residents that Incumbent Mayor Brenda Bethune would largely sit out the debates and then send out trash mailers through her high powered political consultant Walter Whetsell.
This has been the pattern of all Walter Whetsell/Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce candidates for the last decade. Few Chamber of Commerce candidates are willing to run on their own records, but rather focus on dehumanizing and belittling their opponents.