|Ralph Smith looking intelligent|
Early in the campaign season when it looked like the timid Democrats were going to field a candidate--a prominent lawyer from Roanoke--Smith said, in effect, that because the Democrat spoke English clearly and precisely, the people in Floyd and Franklin Counties would not be able to understand them. Har, har, har.
The implication is that they'd vote for the dumb candidate (Smith) over the smart candidate because they had more in common with Smith.
Looks like he nailed that one. Smith beat former Senator Brandon Bell, running as an Independent even though he is a conservative Republican. Smith's brand of nut-case, radical, everybody for himself, non-government has the vote of the people in the district he doesn't live in.