Is it really fair to put a picture of Ken Cuccinelli alongside Patrick Muldoon because Cuccinelli wouldn’t get on-board the effort to oust Jeff Frederick? Need I remind people that Bill Bolling as well is staying neutral in the fray?
Loudoun Insider linked to Tertium Quids’ reporting of Cuccinelli’s comments, but seemed to have not read them at all. I’ll post an excerpt here:
“It is incumbent on those who are bringing this effort forward to have a plan that would be acceptable, setting emotion aside, for Jeff Frederick supporters in how we proceed in managing the party,”
I think this is an important point to make. Despite the fact that the majority of SCC, the entire Congressional Delegation, a good portion of the General Assembly, and Bob McDonnell have called for Frederick to step aside, it remains true that Frederick won the Chairmanship with the support of a large majority of Convention goers last year. Not all of them are fringe lunatics; I point readers to Mason Conservative as an example of a Frederick-supporter who is seriously debating this on-going saga. Ken Cuccinelli is right: it is critically important that we make sure the large number of activists like Chris are brought on board with however we move forward as a Party.
It is also unfair to characterize a candidate by a small group of his supporters. LI points to “several” Cuccinelli supporters at the Loudoun AG debate who had both Cuccinelli and Frederick support on. This kind of anecdotal evidence doesn’t prove anything, least of all where Cuccinelli stands, yet LI is attempting to use it as a smoking gun in creating a fictitious “Frederick-Cuccinelli-Muldoon” coalition.
LI, you’ve posted several highly debatable stories about Ken Cuccinelli that I haven’t challenged you on because they raised a good debate about the future of the party and involved direct actions from the candidate himself. Ken Cuccinelli is running for our Party’s nomination at a convention which widely elected Frederick last year. It would be nearly impossible for him to sign on board the anti-Frederick bandwagon, just as it would be for Foster or Brownlee as well, yet you have nothing to say about their silence. This latest association game is ridiculous, and incredibly unfair to the legions of Virginians who support Ken Cuccinelli, Bill Bolling, and the removal of Jeff Frederick.