Virginia vintner and noted party crasher Tareq Salahi has decided he is not going to challenge AG Ken Cuccinelli for the GOP gubernatorial nod at the party’s convention in May. Instead, he will go the full Russ Potts and run as an independent Republican. His motivation (aside from the fact he can’t win):
“Pandering to extremist agendas is alienating voters from both parties,” Salahi said in a statement. “I want to rise above the fray of the career politicians and their partisan agendas and give the people of Virginia a strong voice again.”
He will steal all of Bill Bolling’s thunder with lines like those.
Or perhaps Salahi’s motivation is just a plot twist in his bid to get back on the reality television show circuit.