will.i.am to Campaign with McAuliffePolitics

So, is Terry McAuliffe’s favorite work of will.i.am “My Humps” or “Let’s Get Retarded”??

I guess we’ll all find out as T-Mac gets all jiggy with will.i.am in Portsmouth, Hampton, Richmond and Arlington.

For some reason, southwest Virginia doesn’t seem to have made the tour schedule.

  • http://www.jsnotes.com Jason Kenney

    Maybe it’s more to promote Wolverine than T-Mac.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    Perhaps he’s redefining “Real Virginia” by being so selective. Why should he stop in the the “Fly Over” parts of Virginia during his “Global Crossings” Tour? Besides, they might make fun of that cheap carpet bag he’ s carrying.

    Terry McAuliffe – Not even a “Real” Virginian

  • Alan Krishnan

    Well, if Terry McAuliffe is not a real Virginian, who is? He has been a resident for 20 years, all his children were born in Virginia, schooled in Virginia, and live in Virginia. He knows Virginia better than most people and others in the race. So, does the fact that he has been a national figure make him less Virginian than his opponents?

    South West Virginia (Roanoke) got the star man – none other than President Bill Clinton! Why should not other parts of the state get other celebrities and supporters?

    We all know McAuliffe is the best qualified candidate to pull Virginia out of the recession, by growing the economy through renewable energy, improved transportation, affordable health care and education. McAuliffe is the only candidate with national and global visibility, he is the only candidate who can bring new investments into Virginia to generate new jobs. He is also the only candidate who can take Virginia products and services to other parts of the country and the world.

    I support McAuliffe and volunteer for his campaign, because I believe he is our best choice for the next Governor of Virginia.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    Alan, why don’t you tell us about McAuliffe’s Virginian businesses that employ zero people. See also, Vivian Paige’s site.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    “Well, if Terry McAuliffe is not a real Virginian, who is? He has been a resident for 20 years, all his children were born in Virginia, schooled in Virginia, and live in Virginia. He knows Virginia better than most people and others in the race. So, does the fact that he has been a national figure make him less Virginian than his opponents?” Alan

    Tell Moran and Deeds that McAuliffe is a real Virginian. I’d be interested in their response.

    “South West Virginia (Roanoke) got the star man – none other than President Bill Clinton! Why should not other parts of the state get other celebrities and supporters?” Alan

    Can we get Mark Rich or somebody from Global Crossing?

    “We all know McAuliffe is the best qualified candidate to pull Virginia out of the recession, by growing the economy through renewable energy, improved transportation, affordable health care and education.” Alan

    “We”? Well, I do concede that McAuliffe is best qualified to bring us socialized medicine, take away our cars, and indoctrinate us in the public school system.

    “McAuliffe is the only candidate with national and global visibility, he is the only candidate who can bring new investments into Virginia to generate new jobs. He is also the only candidate who can take Virginia products and services to other parts of the country and the world.” – Alan

    Alan, isn’t Virginia supposed to be the “Best” for business? What was all this raving about Va. being the best run state? So…………only McAuliffe is the true savior now? Ok………….keep drinking that kool-aid.

  • Alan Krishnan

    Britt,
    Lacking the talent of Jerry Seinfeld, I am unable to make a story of nothing :) I am also not spokesperson for McAuliffe – I am just a voter and supporter. I would be happy to see Ms. page’s site if you included the address, or I might google it when I have more time.

    It is ok not to support McAuliffe, just as it is ok not to support McDonnell. But let us speak of the positives of each candidate (BTW, McDonnell has an incredible site and if I did not support McAuliffe, I would probably vote for McDonnell, especially if met him and got to know him as I know McAuliffe).

    All the candidates are good candidates, each has their strengths and their weaknesses.

    I believe McAuliffe just has the best relevant experience to pull Virginia out of the recession, by growing the economy through jobs in renewable energy, improved transportation, affordable health care and education.

    No matter who is finally elected Governor, I will support his efforts to the best of my ability to grow Virginia. That is key to being a Virginian – we all unite once the elections are over and the verdict is in.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    It is interesting that you might support McDonnell over Moran or Deeds. Although, I believe you, if you say that.

    I do agree that after the election, Virginia comes before partisanship. Before, he took up the DNC thing, Kaine was far better than I had originally feared. He cut back spending more than many Republicans would have.

    I strongly disagree with you over the best candidate Alan, but I admire your dedication to the campaign of your choice. It is hard work and sometimes even fun, I know.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    oops, I forgot.

    Go to the right *lol* and look down the blog roll. There’s a link to Vivian Paige. A decent Dem site. She is a Moran supporter.

  • Alan Krishnan

    Britt
    Moran has been in Virginia for about the same number of years as McAuliffe, and so he will have little to say. Deeds is a very intelligent and smart person, and not once has he said anything against McAuliffe not being a Virginian. Being a past candidate for Attorney General, he knows who is a Virginian :)

    If you do not believe me, go ask them, or their campaigns. The Pot can not call the kettle black, and so Moran has to stay silent on this count. However, he does call McAuliffe names because McAuliffe has not been an elected official in Virginia, so what? The President of the United States today has hardly been in the national scene, and previous Presidents have been Governors of States, and not Senators. But for the voice of the people, we could have had a Vice President whose vision is blurred outside of Alaska and whose foreign policy experience is limited to Russia which could be seen over the horizon… and she could have easily become the next President of the United States – so let us not talk of experience in politics, government, or state assembly to be criteria to be Governor.

    You can get Mark Rich or somebody from Global Crossing,or from any where else. Just invite them, and if they are inclined to visit you, they will. They are not my friends, and so I am unable to be of help. Sorry.

    “Well, I do concede that McAuliffe is best qualified to bring us socialized medicine, take away our cars, and indoctrinate us in the public school system.”

    >>>> Is that such a bad thing? If you were without any medical insurance, you would welcome socialized medicine. Are you aware that Medicare and Medicaid and the VA Health system dominate Health Care in the United States – if that is not socialized medicine, I would like to know what is! Let us not continue to be fooled by the crap that commercial insurance companies and litigation attorneys thrust upon the system to enrich themselves without providing any value to the health care system. Minus the insurance companies and attorneys, the cost of health care would drop by over 40%.

    Neither McAuliffe nor any other power in the United States can take away your cars, unless you default in your monthly payment, in which case the bank will take the car away. Until then, you are welcome to drive between DC and Richmond, while those who choose may take the high speed railway I hope we have in the next few years.

    What do you know about the Public School system? Both my children went through the public school system, and they are what they are because of it. Both are outstanding young adults, one graduates with a dual degree (Mathematics and Mathematics Education) in two weeks to return to Fairfax Country to teach middle school math (after graduating from the world’s best high school); and the other is a sophomore majoring in Government and Politics. The vast majority of us Americans depend on Public Schools, because that is what we can afford, what we need, and what drives the nation. A small percentage of rich folks like you could perhaps use private schools, the vast majority of us cannot.

    Virginia is (not supposed to be) among the “Best” for business. It is also the best run state. But contacts are also critical to get visibility and investments, and the global and national contacts that McAuliffe bring will make a difference. Just wait a few months, and you will see the difference.

    The choice is clear – elect McAuliffe and Virginia will benefit. Do not elect Virginia and McAuliffe will benefit :)

    McAuliffe has promised to donate his Governor’s salary when elected to High Schools to help build gymnasiums. He has promised to seek out CEO’s of corporations, to make similar donations. McAuliffe is bold, creative, thinks out of the box and will make a difference. Every Virginia wants more jobs in the state, and the economy to become more robust.

    Of all the candidates, McAuliffe is best qualified to take this challenge head on.

  • Alan Krishnan

    Britt,

    Yes, I will certainly vote for McDonnell over Moran, as I am not partisan. Deeds I am not sure, as he is one of those still waters that run deep, and if he becomes the Democratic candidate, I will have to get to know him and decide. Hopefully, the good Lord will not put me in this position and will just have McAuliffe as the Democratic candidate :)

    Oops! I should have looked. Thank you for leading me to Paige’s posting. Here is my response:

    McAuliffe businesses in Virginia might be investment firms that did not generate jobs in Virginia, but where has he claimed to have generated any jobs in Virginia? Does the ability to generate jobs in Virginia require previous creation of jobs in Virginia?

    Does any one here challenge that Virginia needs more jobs? Assuming this is not open to discussion and we agree Virginia needs more jobs, which of the candidates has ANY experience creating jobs, anywhere in the country?

    McAuliffe has at least three documented instances of growing businesses, creating jobs and turning companies and businesses around. As a teenager he started and grew a driveway paving business, let us not ignore this achievement. At that age, I started a private library for my classroom in high school, by selling food at the school’s annual carnival.

    Before he was 30, McAuliffe was Chairman of a Federally chartered bank, he turned the bank around and made it profitable, saving many jobs, and generating new ones.

    Later in life, McAuliffe took over a sinking real estate company and turned it around, making a profit for all his partners, including a pension fund that regulators asked to get out of the business.

    I believe the three other candidates, all fine candidates on their own rights, do not have this experience of growing businesses, turning around businesses, and generating jobs.

    Governor Kaine is a great Governor, but his business strength is not that of Governor Warner before him, who actively spread the reach of Virginia beyond our state borders by setting up international business development offices in growing economies. We still benefit from those acts of Governor Warner, the Virginia Department of Business Development holds their staff to strict standards and they are accountable for their performance.

    McAuliffe has multiple times spoken about new investments in Virginia from the commercial sector, and also from the Federal Stimulus funds – for renewable energy projects and high speed rail. These projects will generate jobs, Virginia jobs.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    Alan, living in Virginia because it borders Washington doesn’t count. Even McAuliffe is quoted as being from “Real” New York. If McAuliffe is a Virginian, just where does the whole “not from Virginia” thing come from?

    On McAuliffe getting Mark Rich or somebody from Global Crossing to visit us, I wasn’t really expecting help. Lol.

    Socialized medicine IS a bad thing. That’s why Canadians come here, Mexicans cross the border for it, and wealthy internationals fly here for non-socialized medicine. Long lines and wait periods for life saving surgeries truly do suck. No arguement from me on the lawyers.

    Public Schools? I went to Public Schools 1st through high school graduation. This will explain many of my short comings to many readers of this blog. I will say that some public systems are better than others. South Carolina has a public system………..infamously bad. Not the panacea its made out to be. I agree on the poor issue. We need a voucher system to infuse competition and penalize poor performers.

    I am certain that ANY of the candidates(being positive like you suggested), are capable of bringing investment to Virginia.

    I’m not impressed that the very rich Terry M. is donating his salary if elected. Cost of doing business in getting elected by a very wealthy man.

    I don’t dispute the notion that McAuliffe is creative and bold.

  • http://TidewaterLiberty.com Britt Howard

    Alan, you’re not a spokesman for Terry Mc? You do quite well and apparently know your candidate VERY well. Enough to state your perception of his history.

    I hear that the performance of that bank is in question. Also that questionable loans were made to the like of Gephardt and others. It was briefly mentioned elsewhere in this blog by Brian Kirwin.

    Warner was a media darling and a great disappointment to me. Obviously, most Virginains disagree with me there. The FACT is in April prior to the infamous tax increase he leveled on us, it was stated in the Business section of the Virginian Pilot that state revenue gains were on track to more than meet the budget and tax increases were not needed. (Duh, the economy was recovering, thus the revenue gains). Mark Warner continued to cry that the sky was falling and foisted the huge tax increase on us anyway. Warner also broke his promise to not raise taxes.

    Warner continued to benefit from his status as a media darling and the non-stop demonization of Gilmore, who like Kaine was victim to a NATIONWIDE recession that the Governor of Virginia had little control. Somehow, Kaine doesn’t garner the beating that Gilmore did. Kaine doesn’t get blamed for something far beyond him.

  • brads

    The real question though – is will.i.am going to let Terry cut his hair?

  • Brian

    Macker better that Mr. am is better at campaign rallies than he was in Wolverine.