Here comes Terry

Gliding into the email inbox this afternoon was a note from Terry McAuliffe titled “It’s official.”

“It” being that, yes indeed, he is running for governor (of Virginia…he sometimes forgets that).

Because this is the inaugural email to list, McAuliffe sketches a few basic themes:

I’m running for Governor because I want to make Virginia home to the best educated, best-trained, and most-skilled workforce in the whole world. And I’m convinced that if we have real leadership in state government — leadership that’s focused on working with businesses to grow the economy and bring jobs to Virginia – there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

It almost sounds like he’s running for president of the chamber of commerce. But it’s simple, pro-business, and pro-growth. Bob was “4” jobs, Terry is, too. Mercifully, the copywriter did not mention “moving Virginia forward.” But it’s early, so odds are that chestnut will appear before long.

His opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, is not mentioned by name. But it’s not really necessary. Only one person in Virginia could possibly be this retrograde:

In this election, we will be running against a politician who is far outside the mainstream. He believes government should impose a radical social agenda that restricts women’s health, attacks science, and divides Americans. It is an agenda that often ignores mainstream issues like economic opportunity and a strong middle class.

And there you have the attack lines of every ad, text, facebook post, email blast and press release from now until next November. By the end, it could resemble a cross between the Scopes Monkey Trial and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Buckle-up folks.

  • MD Russ

    “In this election, we will be running against a politician who is far outside the mainstream. He believes government should impose a radical social agenda…”

    I didn’t realize that T-Mac was planning to run against Barack Obama. And, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the editorial pronoun ‘we’ should be only used by duly elected representatives of the people and folks with tapeworms.

  • I really don’t much the guy, so I looked up wiki information (obviously written by him). I was amused by this under Green Teck Industries,

    “McAuliffe is a founder and chairman of GreenTech Automotive, a leader
    in affordable and next generation energy efficient vehicles. The
    company has 5 automobiles in its product line, including 2 electric
    vehicles and 3 hybrids. The company presently has a 400,000-square-foot
    (37,000 m2) production plant under construction in Northern Mississippi.

    In 2010 GreenTech Automotive acquired EU Auto MyCar, with a signing ceremony in Hong Kong.”

    Building a factory in Mississippi and signing ceremonies in Hong Hong. Wow.

  • T-Mac is more fun than a bag of hammers… very expensive government hammers that cost $237 a pop…

  • Unfortunately, there’s no Lincoln Bedroom for sale to the highest bidder, but I wonder how much a night at the Executive Mansion might run you under a McAuliffe Administration?

  • I wonder what McAuliffe thinks about uranium mining.

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