The LCDC Only Has Itself To Blame
Personally I think the controversy over the gay couple’s photo used by Public Advocate, Eugene Delgaudio’s organization, is a bit overblown. Photos on the web get re-used all the time.
And while I agree with Delgaudio on spending issues in general I have always thought him to be an embarrassment to Loudoun County. Just watch any single board meeting to see why. And his position as a professional huckster who regales his members with stories of being nearly caught by pierced tattooed gay men wearing tight jeans in a warehouse full of gay pornography just adds to the embarrassment factor.
So of course Evan MacBeth and the Loudoun County Democratic Committee have to register their outrage about this. So they get a blog post up about it with their press release included at Blue Virginia, the premier Virginia Democratic blog, and get … 0 comments. Yep, a big goose egg.
If they can’t get their party faithful worked up about this, then how to they expect this to resonate with voters in Delgaudio’s district? The Dems have had their chance to unseat Delgaudio time after time, and they’ve put up one dud after another and lost every time. They seem to be much more interested in making a statement with their candidate choices then in actually winning the elections. In every single election they have had a large number of Loudoun Republicans ready and willing to help them get rid of this guy, usually to have them rebuffed or turned off by the poor candidates the LCDC recruits. As I have hypothesized before, I wonder if they secretly want to keep him around just to have him to vilify Republicans in general with. Maybe the zero comments at Blue Virginia shows that the party faithful knows what the deal is.