A comic-book image that portrays mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar as Captain America and his competitor Dave Bronson as Hitler has been approved and adopted by Scott Kendall, former Gov. Bill Walker’s chief of staff.
The mayoral election taking place in Anchorage may be evidence of Godwin’s law or “Godwin’s Law (or rule) of Nazi Analogies,” an Internet term that asserts that as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler becomes more likely. Now it evidently applies to political campaigns.
Kendall, the architect of ranked-choice voting and jungle primary elections with Ballot Measure 2, is using the image of Hitler being punched in the jaw on his personal Facebook profile. Kendall is also the architect of the Recall Dunleavy campaign, which may foreshadow campaign strategies to come if the recall election ever makes it to the ballot.
Far-left Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Constant, and Alaskans for Better Elections (Ballot Measure 2) Director Jason Grenn and Shea Siegert, also of the Dunbar campaign, all indicated their approval of the new profile photo Kendall chose by hitting the “like” option on Facebook.
Bronson supporter Dave Stieren raised an eyebrow over the “Bronson and his supporters are literally Nazis” tactic. The election ends at 8 pm on May 11.