“Obviously,” he said, “you’re in Terry McAuliffe’s camp.”
Obvious, he’s wrong, as political partisans are so often.
True, I don’t like McDonnell or Cuccinelli. Both have shown dishonest, unethical and most-likely illegal sides that make both unfit for public office.
But I don’t care for McAuliffe either. I knew him during my 23 years living in the Washington area and what I saw was neither impressive or convincing that he deserved election to any office, from dog catcher on up.
McAuliffe lost the Democratic primary race four years ago to Creigh Deeds, one of the worst candidates to ever run for governor for Virginia. The mistakes of the Deeds campaign are used of examples of what not to do in political science classes around the country.
Democrats in Virginia suffer from the same failures as Republicans. They look at a possible crop of candidates and pick the worst of the litter to put on the ballot.
Maybe what Virginians needs in the upcoming governor’s election is “none of the above” on the ballot and if “none of the aboved” get the most votes, nobody is elected and we have to have a new election with new candidates.
Perhaps then the extremists who control both parties would realize that putting party first and state second is not the way to govern a state.