Lol, you think its about you or your recruitment scams, or particular details of this scam? No my friend, its not. its about something bigger.
Its about creating and exploiting wedges in the community. Right now I opened up a wedge - Manfred's tolerance of scamming. Now, if someone on say evenews24.com or tmc picks this up, they are going to ask him a question - whats his stance on recruitment scams in his organization?
He has three answers.
1) He supports it. result - alienates half the normal people who will consider him nothing better then a CODE scumbag or a Goon scammer. Lost votes, others will spin this against him. He loses the election, again. Frankly, if he does support it, then he is no different from CODE. Scammers are scammers, all the same.
2) He fluffs the answer and appears weak and indecisive. Other candidates will exploit this at a minimum. Noone likes evasive politicians.
3) He says he is against. He will have to throw you under the bus of course, or at least that dude of yours, to make a show of commitment. This will have a positive effect on his image and differentiate him from Goon and other scamming candidates. Lots of potential for good spin here.
Take it from me, I was senior campaign manager for several Ontario provincial elections. I know how this **** works.
EDIT - oh lol look at this, in time it took me to type this, already 3! posts defending recruitment scams, one questioning Manfred's ability to enforce rules across his! organization, and one post got edited. Definitely a wedge, and definitely worthy of further note by journalists.