In the race for governor Virginians are faced with two imperfect candidates. One, Terry McAuliffe, a business man who cut his teeth nationally as a fund raiser extraordinaire for the Democratic National Committee and for Bill and Hillary Clinton, has little government experience. The other, Ken Cuccinelli, currently the Attorney General for the state, has government experience but has used his bully pulpit to push his own personal point of view.
Mr. Cuccinelli’s far right social agenda is not consistent with the best interests of the citizens of Virginia. Especially in a state that is increasingly trending “blue”. Based on his past history as Attorney General we have little doubt that he would use his position as governor to continue to implement his social agenda.
On the other hand we view McAuliffe as more mainstream and we would be hopeful that he would use the same persuasive skills as a fundraiser to work with a legislature that is likely to continue to be in Republican hands. McAuliffe will need to be nimble in his dealings with this legislature. Hopefully he will have learned a thing or two from his close friend, Bill Clinton
We endorse Terry McAuliffe for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.