Loudoun Dems in Disarray
For as bad as the LCRC is at times, the best thing they have going for them is the equally sorry state of the LCDC. Here’s just a few of their problems:
Chairman Mike Turner has been invisible, and with all of the issues listed below, cannot be said to be doing a good job as Chairman.
With all of the wackiness coming out of the LCRC from Eugene Delgaudio and Dick Black the Dems have done absolutely nothing to capitalize on it.
Two of their prime movers and shakers, Stevens and Liz Miller, engage in odd public conversations, lamenting how not enough people share their very liberal Democratic values in a very purple county.
The semi-official LCDC blog, run by three LCDC officers, is an absolute dud, where the three officers/bloggers basically talk amongst themselves (and their spouses, ah, well, one spouse).
Their most sensible, respected, and popular incumbent, Susan Buckley, is not returning, leaving behind the most inept and liberal members to carry the dim torch forward. Most of them don’t like Buckley anyway, and are thrilled that she isn’t returning.
Their Dulles District Chairman, Larry Roeder, is an announced candidate for supervisor in a contested field, but no one seems to think that this is a conflict.
I thought she had resigned her party positions, but the LCDC website still lists current Loudoun Electoral Board member Ellen Heald as a party officer.
In their never-ending quest to only try to take out Eugene Delgaudio with an approved Dem minority group, the Dems are so far fielding a Hispanic and a Muslim, after losing in the past with a gay guy and a woman. Affirmative action is not exactly a great way to select candidates, Dems.
For all of my complaints about the LCRC and some of the candidates they are putting forward, it looks like the Dems just may snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with brash ineptitude and atrocious strategic planning and candidate selection. Surely a county like Loudoun can do better than these two extremes!
UPDATE: More Loudoun Dem ridiculousness:
In yet another example of how odd Stevens Miller is, just look at HOW SMART he is!!! I can’t believe he graces us by serving on the Board!!! Can he spell narcissist?
You would think that maybe Bob Marshall would be vulnerable after his latest far-right escapades, but the best local Dems can come up with to challenge him is this skinhead/skater/singer from Midnight Oil looking dude:
Bob Marshall is surely not worried!