Elizabeth Colbert Busch is a good candidate facing a damaged politician in a tough district. Terry McAuliffe is a shitty candidate facing a not-as-damaged politician in a much less tough state (PVI Even) and it doesn’t look good:
ix months before Election Day, Cuccinelli (R) has a slender 46 to 41 percent edge over McAuliffe (D) among all Virginia voters and a significant 51 to 41 percent lead among those who say they’re certain to cast ballots in November.
Reading the details on that poll, the good news is that voters don’t know McAuliffe, so he has a chance to define himself in a positive light. Do you think that bloviating, monied ass will be able to make a good impression on voters? I don’t, but perhaps that’s just my anti-white-male prejudice showing.
Update: Here’s how you counter the Cooch the woman-hater rhetoric. Show that McAuliffe is a big jerk to his wife. Yeah, they’re not the same thing, but that’s Chinatown, Jake.