More McAuliffe

By VA Blogger

Marc Ambinder has the goods on his upcoming campaign.

  • Manager: Mike Henry
  • Political committee chair: Mame Reilly
  • Strategist: Steve Jarding

I love Brian Moran’s statement. Someone is clearly unsettled by this development.

Given Mr. McAuliffe’s previous ambitions to run for governor of Florida, he needs to explain to the people of Virginia if he’s doing this for the right reasons.

Me-ow!


Comments

  • anon says:

    Wait, I thought Mame Riley was already on team Moran.

  • Lauren says:

    Look folks, the 09 elections start today. What we do in our local committies in the next six months will have a great impact on this election. For the first time in a while, we will have a complete slate of great candidates to support. This is the year for the GOP come back. Every one needs to get to work .

  • RichmondDem says:

    Once again, the biggest winner in all of this is Creigh Deeds.

  • Moran does make a valid point, however!

    Now NLS is saying that Chap! might get in the game as well. The more the merrier, huh?

  • RichmondDem says:

    Chap is a good guy but its a bit soon to have him run for Governor. 2013 is his time.

  • Former LCRC Member says:

    Richmond Dem is correct; Creigh Deeds is the big winner here. That is why Moran is so bent out of shape.

  • Va Blogger says:

    Three NoVa candidates? How do any of them expect to win?

    If Chap enters the fray, McDonnell should shift immediately to running against Deeds. Fortunately, he already beat him once…

  • RichmondDem says:

    “Fortunately, he already beat him once…”

    If you want to call it that. I look forward to the re-match. This time Deeds will be much better funded.

  • VA Blogger says:

    Yes, but this time McDonnell is running as a statewide figure.

  • J.D. says:

    Okay, I rarely agree with RichmondDem but he is dead to rights on this. Independents would not support a Moran bid nor would moderate conservatives who would lean Democrat for that matter. Deeds fits the right mold in the tradition of Warner to draw from a cross section of the State. Now, Lowell Feld posted a piece about Terry but not sure what stripes he is showing now with quasi-praise for him after bashing him and Clinton in the Primary season every chance he got at Raising Kids. I know he is working on the LG campaign, but please talk about hitching a ride on the money wagon. Major hedging at RK, why should we be surprised. We all know Moran is and has been their guy all along.

  • RichmondDem says:

    J.D. pretty much has my thinking as to why I support Deeds. While I think Brian Moran could win, I think we would be making things difficult for us for no apparent reason by nominating him when we have someone who has run statewide before, and has much wider appeal downstate.

    I know Obama won the state as a liberal and a national Democrat, but I still say that is a special case until proven otherwise.

  • G. Stone says:

    ” I know Obama won the state as a liberal …”
    Richmond Dem

    The truth surfaces. You told us numerous times that Obama was a centrists.
    You rejected the that he was a liberal. You told us he was mainstream.
    Now that the election is over the word Liberal can now be used again.
    So my repeated description of you as a party hack were spot on.

  • RichmondDem says:

    “The truth surfaces. You told us numerous times that Obama was a centrists.”

    No, I didn’t. You said he was *the most liberal* person in the Senate, I said he was in the center of the Democratic Party.

    Readin’ comprehenshun, u r doin’ it rong!

  • G. Stone says:

    No, I didn’t. You said he was *the most liberal* person in the Senate, I said he was in the center of the Democratic Party.

    Readin’ comprehenshun, u r doin’ it rong!
    - RichmondDem

    Nice try spinster. As one of your hero’s used to say, That Dog Don’t Hunt.

    So then you are saying a Liberal ( your words for Obama )is the center of the Democrat party ( again your words ) ? So then who would be to the left of Obama, if Obama is the center of the party and a liberal at the same time ?
    Do you hear what you are saying. This is what happens when you blow smoke and spin. It comes back to bite you in the ass. Based on everything you have said over these last two months or so, your ass must be very sore.

    You are screwing yourself into the ground here. Stop now.

  • RichmondDem says:

    “So then you are saying a Liberal ( your words for Obama )is the center of the Democrat party ( again your words ) ? ”

    Well, I don’t know about any “Democrat Party” but in the Democratic Party being in the center makes one a liberal. If you are on the right of the Democratic Party, you’re a centrist. In the center of the party, you’re a liberal. If you’re on the left of the party, you’re a leftist.

    Mark Warner-Centrist
    Barack Obama-Liberal
    Dennis Kucinich-Leftist

    You have similar gradations going from centrist to conservative to reactionary in the Republican Party (or at least you used to until your center get decimated by the extremists.)

    Tom Davis-Centrist
    Mike Huckabee-Conservative
    Tom DeLay-Reactionary

  • RichmondDem says:

    Here is a fun fact for you, Stoner:

    A large majority of people categorized Obama as “liberal” in polling, but he got elected in a landslide anyway.

    But keep pretending it is 1988.

  • G. Stone says:

    Here is a fun fact for you, Stoner:

    A large majority of people categorized Obama as “liberal” in polling, but he got elected in a landslide anyway.

    But keep pretending it is 1988.
    - RichmondDem

    Don’t use the confused voters to cover your ass.
    You are screwing yourself into the ground.

  • RichmondDem says:

    “Don’t use the confused voters to cover your ass.”

    Are you saying the people of America (and Virginia) are stupid, Stone?

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