I think this pro-Cason mailer that turned up in today’s mail is sort of sleazy.
It is by some Electioneering Communications Organization based in Venice, FL (!) called Citizens United For Future Leaders, represented by one Eric Robinson.
The mailer is clearly designed to create the impression that the University of Miami has endorsed Jim Cason by making it look as if UM is saying “Thank You” to him.
It uses UM colors and the overall design resembles genuine UM printed things I see all the time.
And one side features quotes from Charles Cobb, a leading UM Trustee, and from UM President Donna Shalala.
I’m sure neither Shalala nor Cobb intend these statements to be used as political endorsements.
I wonder who paid for these mailers? I also wonder if they sent them to everyone or just folks with a UM connection? I mean, back in the day, suggesting you were endorsed by UM would have been bad for your chances…