Politics

McAuliffe Losing It With Less Than A Week To Go

He's rattled.

After decades as a political consultant, actually have one on the line next Tuesday, I’ve learned that a good political campaign not only beats the opposition on message and logistics, but destroys the opponent’s will to fight. The key is to give them, in the end game, a consistent cascade of bad news. Make sure every day they wake up to problems. After a while it gets to them and saps their fighting spirit.

They start making small mistakes. Their candidate gets easily angry. Fun leaves the campaign to be replaced by desperation and resentment, as staffers send out resumes and have mentally already moved on from the death march. That’s what has apparently happened to the McAuliffe campaign in Virginia. He’s losing it. The downward spiral is evident. Advantage, Youngkin.

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FNC: “As the Virginia gubernatorial election draws closer, the campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe appears to be growing more nervous.

On Sunday, Axios spoke with McAuliffe regarding his campaign and noted that his attitude ‘has taken on an air of tension — bordering on panic.’ For instance, his staff informed Axios their planned 20-minute interview, which the campaign requested following Axios’ interview with Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, ‘was being limited to five minutes.’ Furthermore, Axios described McAuliffe as agitated when asked about his campaign’s efforts to tie his Republican opponent, to former President Trump.”

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“I’m not tying — he’s tying himself. He said, ‘I’m honored to receive his endorsement, so much of the reason why I’m running is because of Donald Trump.’ I’m not tying him; he is,” McAuliffe said. Wow. That made no sense.

Then a reporter nailed him on his recent remarks against parents. His spin was desperate. “So are you saying parents shouldn’t have a voice in their kids’ education?” the reporter asked.

“I was talking about what we need to do, bringing people together. We have the state boards, we have the board of education and we have the local school boards who are all involved in this process. But the issue is how do we deliver a world class education,” McAuliffe explained. Pathetic. Then McAuliffe just walks out.

“You should have asked better questions early on. You should have asked questions your viewers care about,” McAuliffe huffed as he left. Not firing with all cylinders, Terry.

Then he claimed, after he walked out on press, that Youngkin was dodging the media. Obsessing on your opponent this late in the campaign is bad. You should have switched to a positive mode by now.

“Anytime, anywhere you want, you want to do a 24/7 special, I’ll do it,” McAuliffe said on WJLA on Wednesday. “He’s been invited on – I think I’ve done six, 10 shows in the last week. Every single show says the same thing at the end. ‘We invited Glenn Youngkin, he refuses’ – You are running for governor! He’s got to quit hiding. He wouldn’t debate me for months. I mean, it is just insane. You are running for governor. How can you not answer tough questions?”

Except that Youngkin did two debates with McAuliffe and won both. Youngkin, as opposed to McAuliffe, spoke with WJLA for a full twenty minutes and has also spoken with Axios. McAuliffe is gasping for air. No matter. Youngkin is ready to pull him into the boat.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Red Patriot
Red Patriot
1 month ago

Is he talking about Brandon not talking to the friendly propagandists?

William h Parke
William h Parke
1 month ago

Then there’s the cheating factor – which I have no doubt will be the deciding factor.

Moe Wigsoe
Moe Wigsoe
1 month ago

Time to send in the clowns. Where’s Biden?

thekingschild22@gmail.com
[email protected] (@thekingschild22gmail-com)
1 month ago

McAuliffe is flailing miserably. The speech of Joe Biden in Arlington was a barrage of virtually incoherent uttering as he desperately invoked the name of Donald trump 24 times. The only problem was that Trump was not a candidate in this race. As a proud Christian conservative from Virginia, I believe that Glenn Youngkin will win this race. He has the values which Virginia wants and will demand and tout accountability in all sectors especially economic and educational.His administration will be an atmosphere where Virginians will truly flourish, never ruled by mandates but by pragmatism and incentives to advance. Progressiveness only offers bondage to a bureaucracy. Conservatism offers a chance to grow free from encroachment while promoting the inclusion of every individual from every walk of life.Glenn Youngkin is the ideal antidote which Virginians need to recover from the sickness of liberalism.

Terrell Williams
Terrell Williams
1 month ago

The Dem’s and RINO’s still have command of the voting Machines and the Mail in Ballots

I will one of the most surprised if our guy wins

Diamond Channing
Diamond Channing
1 month ago

McAuliffe can’t fill half a room. Biden couldn’t either. Now we’ll watch McAuliffe win the governorship in a landslide. Until We the People demand that our state legislators do their jobs — get rid of the voting machines, mass mail-in ballots, ballot drop boxes, ballot harvesting, and ‘dirty’ voter rolls, the stealing of elections will continue. Case in point — California’s recall of Newsom.

CLEARLY101
CLEARLY101
1 month ago

I will believe the dems did not STEAL THIS ELECTION IF Youngkin wins…until then? NOPE

dlmn1957@gmail.com
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1 month ago

McAuliffe is a born Loser. He screwed up Virginia, before. We DON’T want Him back, unless He is in a Grave

DAN
DAN
1 month ago

WE ALL KNOW THE BS POLLS ARE LIES, THEY DO THIS EVERY TIME TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE GOING TO WIN REGUARDLESS….

Daniel
Daniel
1 month ago

He’s losing it? SURE he is. The voter fraud machine is alive and well in Virginia. You’ll notice Virginia went blue as soon as they bought the voting machines and will stay that way.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Nothing to worry about. Even if McAuliffe id 20 points behind, he will “win”, its rigged already.

ronb-at-home
ronb-at-home
1 month ago

The RNC and the US Chamber of Commerce refused to financially support Republican gubernatorial candidate Cuccinelli in the 2013 governor’s race because he was too conservative. McAuliffe was his opponent and he won the election by a narrow margin that support for Cuccinelli from the RNC and the USCC would have overcome.As a result of that denial of help McAuliffe won and the state of Virginia came under his socialist rule.

What’s happening behind the Republican curtain this time? Are the RINO Establishment Republican power brokers working for or against Younkin?

Don’t believe that this is a slam dunk for Younkin. The Establishment will determine the winner. McAuliffe will pull it out of the firer at the last minute,with their help.

Last edited 1 month ago by ronb-at-home