Reading over the discussion about the Democratic candidates for lt. governor, I feel the need to point something out.
I might not want to vote for Phil Puckett, but I think that Brian Patton and others are onto something with their support of him. I’m increasingly convinced that he would be very good for Kaine’s ticket, and certainly neutralize Jerry Kilgore’s inevitable accusations that the ticket is skewed towards northern Virginia.
And, to be fair, while I disagree with Puckett about a great deal (and think he’s a terrible speaker), the guy’s running for lt. governor, not governor. Granted, the position is basically a staging ground for a campaign for governor, but it’s damned near powerless with the current makeup of the state senate.
I’m not saying that I’m voting for him. But I do appreciate the value of a Puckett victory.