Just days after another GOP candidate was criticized for prancing around in a Nazi uniform, Wisconsin Republican state Senate candidate Dane Deutsch has been criticized for calling Adolph Hitler a “strong leader.”
Deutsch sent a tweet stating “Hitler and Lincoln were both strong leaders. Lincoln’s character made him the greater leader whose legacy and leadership still lives on!” For a guy named Deutsch, it played directly into his opponent’s hands who lambasted him for the tweet.
He later insisted that he was merely stating Hitler had a great influence on people. He insists that he was pointing out the difference between a leader with an evil and a leader with a righteous character — the latter having a more lasting legacy. That is a plausible explanation but Twitter is not the best means to make such profound thoughts in 140 characters or less. That may be a more Facebook chat item for the future.