Having the name Krystal Ball seems like enough of a handicap in itself. The name sure sounds like a porn star or stripper. But, much worse yet are some outrageous photos taken 6 years ago of the Virginia Democratic candidate for Congress doing a few crazy things for a camera after college graduation. Now, that these photos have surfaced on the Internet, the 29 year old candidate feels betrayed and embarrassed. Leading a guy around on a dog leash or simulating sex with a reindeer probably isn't too good for votes.
Probably, the candidate never really had that great of chance because of running in a solidly Republican district in a bad year for Democrats. And a lack of experience in politics is probably another but negative. But, in a goofy political year with wacky candidates opening ads telling you that they're "not a witch" and other screwball campaigns, photos of a candidate simulating oral sex on a reindeer dildo seems almost routine and normal.