Democrat and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is trying to get the keys back to the governor’s mansion in 2022.
Having a sitting president is usually a big draw for a gubernatorial candidate, but McAuliffe seems to be distancing himself from Biden.
A recent video conference shows McAuliffe warning his team that Biden is “unpopular,” a claim that will surely not sit well with the White House.
Nobody Likes Joe
Ask Joe, and he will tell you the people of this country love him.
After all, more than 80 million Americans voted for him, right?
Oddly enough, we have never seen massive support for Joe Biden in the same manner that Trump received.
Now, with such a horrible first eight-plus months in office, Biden’s popularity in the country has sunk to an all-time low.
So much so, in fact, that McAuliffe seems hesitant to bring Biden in for help…
Terry McAuliffe: Joe Biden "is unpopular today unfortunately here in Virginia." pic.twitter.com/QOMAWRBi2A
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 5, 2021
Tommy Pigott, a rapid response director for the GOP, jumped all over it, stating, “And just like Virginia is rejecting Biden, voters will reject McAuliffe in November.”
If Democrats lose Virginia in 2022, it would be a devastating loss at all levels.
Trump took a big loss in Virginia in 2020, so the strategy by McAuliffe is now more about linking his GOP opponent to Trump than his connections to the Democrat Party.
I am not sure voters will go for that right now, though, as the Democrat Party as a whole is in a massive nosedive with voters.
Perhaps that explains why when his opponent attacked Biden, McAuliffe not only refused to defend Biden, but he also went after the price tag of the reconciliation package as “too high.”
Source: Fox News