I cannot understand why it’s news when somebody announces they’re thinking about running for office and when they’re going to announce whether or not they’ll run for office and then when they announce. It’s just goofy. Anyhow, Terry McAuliffe has made it official that he’s running for governor, not that there was any question about it. He’s got an event here in C’ville on Wednesday. At 3 PM. The middle of the afternoon. Apparently he’s angling for the unemployed / independently wealthy / retired votes. He’s calling it a “town hall,” but it’s held in a restaurant.
I don’t know why I’m fishing for reasons to dislike the man; he provides so many reasons all by himself. You can find a handful in Rick Perlstein’s 2007 review of Terry McAuliffe’s autobiography, which sounds just dreadful. I don’t generally come out strongly against Democrats in primaries, but prefer to be strongly for others. But McAuliffe is just so odious that I just can’t help myself.