Former Democratic Governor of Virginia Douglas Wilder declared “the biggest mistake” that fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe made in his successful but very close campaign was appearing side by side with President Barack Obama.
“The biggest mistake made in the McAuliffe campaign was the later introduction directly of Obama in the campaign, it almost sank him,” Wilder told WMAL radio in Washington D.C.
“Terry McAuliffe almost had a backfire there by having Obama to come in — that thing (Obamacare) is so unpopular in Virginia,” Wilder, who served as Virginia’s Democratic Governor from 1990-1994, explained.
Wilder continued: GOP hopeful “Ken Cuccinelli has a new name this morning, his name is Lazarus — he has come from the dead, to show that — my goodness– outspent by $15 million dollars, having everybody campaign against him” and almost winning the governorship.
Big ‘green’ dollars propel McAuliffe to victory – ‘Environmental groups put up $3.8 million to help McAuliffe defeat Cuccinelli, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. That’s about four times as much as fossil fuel interests gave Cuccinelli’
Obama: ‘It doesn’t create jobs when you go after scientists, and you try to offer your own alternative theories of how things work and engage in litigation around stuff that isn’t political,’ Obama said of Cuccinelli, a climate skeptic, during a rally for Democrat Terry McAuliffe. ‘It has to do with what’s true. It has to do with facts. You don’t argue with facts.’
Billionaire funded green group funding Dem Terry McAuliffe in VA: ‘People who don’t believe in climate change should lose their jobs’ – Non-believers in man-made global warming don’t deserve jobs, declares California billionaire Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action
New Ad: Dem Terry McAuliffe to Make Virginia Weather Better? Retired Army Brigadier General Steve Anderson: ‘VA needs a governor developing policies that make extreme storms less likely’ – Alleges GOP candidate ‘Cuccinelli’s disbelief [in global warming] and refusal to combat it through new energy technology, means Virginia will likely see an increase in super-storms…putting [VA Guard’s] lives in danger’