Apparently because of Virginia’s crucial role on the presidential electoral map, so-called people are giving thought to the potential that Hillary Clinton might choose Virginia’s Governor as her running mate next year. From The Washington Examiner:
Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton’s top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended Clinton family dynasty in America’s two top political offices. ….
[The suggestion] was offered by Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, who backs Clinton. “They’ve got to win Virginia,” he told The Hill.
Good grief. If anyone seriously thinks T-Mac would help in Virginia, then I’ve got an electric car to sell you.
Perhaps the Hillary/Mackster ticket could name former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and losing Senate candidate Dan Gecker as honorary co-chairmen of their Virginia campaign. I mean, given the absolutely critical nature of the election, that’s the safe bet, right?
Maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on this idea. If Hillary is unwise enough to pick McAuliffe, not only would he be guaranteed to have absolutely no impact on the Virginia race, but he might actually help us out nationwide. From the Examiner piece:
‘Terry McAuliffe is perhaps the only politician in America less ethical than Hillary Clinton, and as the Clinton family’s longtime moneyman, it’s not surprising that his name is already being floated as a potential running mate,’ said Colin Reed, executive director of America Rising PAC, which is dogging Clinton’s bid.
‘Both McAuliffe and Clinton have spent their careers living at the intersection of money and politics, and the idea of a joint ticket should terrify any voter looking for honest and clean government,’ he added.