A conservative blogger from Mississippi, Clayton Thomas Kelly, has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult after he broke into a nursing home and took pictures of a woman with dementia living there. The victim is Rose Cochran, wife of Senator Thad Cochran, and the pictures were used by Kelly in an anti-Cochran video. Kelly supports candidate Chris McDaniel, who is more right-wing than Cochran, in the upcoming Republican Primary.

Why on Earth would anyone think this is a good idea? Beyond the legalities, why would you think being a total scumbag, and trying to capitalize on a horribly sad fact of Senator Cochran's life would win your guy points with voters?