At one point, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was a shoo-in to get elected back into office.
Today, that is not quite the situation, as recent polling now has him neck-and-neck with his opponent.
Dems are clearly getting worried, as with less than a month to go before election day, Barack Obama and Jill Biden will be hitting the campaign trail in the hopes of getting McAuliffe back in the governor’s mansion.
The Virginia state constitution does not permit back-to-back terms for a sitting governor.
I actually like the idea, as it does not allow the sitting governor to spend half of his or her second term on the campaign trail.
You get elected, you focus on business.
McAuliffe served from 2014 to 2018, and he is now back in the race, which should have been an easy win, but he has been his own worst enemy.
He has made some really crazy statements leading into the final month before the election, and now he has to bring in the big guns to save him.
For instance, McAuliffe’s latest claim is that Critical Race Theory is an entirely made-up narrative by Donald Trump.
He stated, “This is a made-up – This is a Trump, Betsy DeVos, Glenn Youngkin plan to divide people.
“It really bothers me. I try to unite people.”
“I really hate to see what Glenn Youngkin is trying to do to Virginia what Donald Trump did to our country.
“I really hate to see the division, the hatred. We’re putting these children in this horrible position. Let’s just be clear. We don’t teach critical race theory.”
WATCH: Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe falsely claims Critical Race Theory is “made up." pic.twitter.com/6ueozo4z5U
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 10, 2021
Now Barack Obama and Jill Biden are coming to Virginia to bail out McAuliffe and help him beat Youngkin, but that will not be easy.
Reporters need to challenge both of them and get them on record on this issue.
Whatever their response, it hurts McAuliffe.
They are either admitting he is a liar or you have a former president and current First Lady buying into a conspiracy theory.
It not only hurts McAuliffe, but it also hurts both of their reputations as well as the Democrat Party.
So, come on down to Virginia, Barack and Jill. I have a feeling your appearances will do precisely the complete opposite of your intentions.