Imagine having the entire future of the party hanging in the whims of a conspiracy theorist…
No… it’s not what you think.
I am talking about Democrats and this sudden panic that has overwhelmed the Democrat Party to put all their chips behind Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
All or Nothing
Virginia has a unique state constitution that prevents a governor from serving two consecutive terms.
McAuliffe held office during the previous term, so it was pretty much a given that if he ran again, he would win in 2021.
Suddenly, however, he is behind his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin.
McAuliffe has not helped his case with his recent stance on education.
First, he has openly stated that parents should have no role in what their children are taught by schools, the direct opposite of what polling says parents want.
Secondly, even though his previous administration pushed CRT in schools, he claims it is all a made-up Trump conspiracy.
Mind you, the current Attorney General has a son-in-law whose family has a business that produces Critical Race Theory teaching supplies and sells them to schools.
So, all the big guns in the Democrat Party have been forced to get behind McAuliffe for fear that if he loses, it could disengage Democrat voters in the mid-term elections and result in huge Republican wins.
As such, Jill Biden and Obama have been called in, and Joe Biden is expected to press some flesh in the area for McAuliffe as well.
The fact that Democrats have been unable to pass the massive infrastructure bills is not helping his case.
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) stated, “I’m hopeful that everyone will come to their senses by the end of the month.
“If things don’t go well [in Virginia], there’s going to be a lot of different reckonings here.”
Privately, Democrats are sitting on pins and needles, realizing they have a complete mental case holding the keys to the future of the party and the success of the current administration.
One Democrat aide put it best, stating, “Terry losing is catastrophic for the agenda.”
Democrats now have two weeks to figure this out, with November 2, 2021, the new day of reckoning for its party.