No response from the Democratic Party of Virginia or Governor McAuliffe or anyone else on the left.
All this having been said, Boehner — if this was planned out — just performed one of the more masterful orchestrations of statecraft in the history of modern American politics.
Hippen: “Yes, I’m sure of my service…”
The party needs someone with experience to win over the “old bulls” and the credibility to win over outsiders. That only comes from someone who has been there long enough to witness the bank bailout vote, and brave enough to vote No.