The conventional wisdom up until this point led everyone to believe that the
ineffectual destructive former Governor of Virginia and present Chairman of the Democratic National Committee was the natural choice to run in the place of the One and Done Senator Jim Webb’s seat.
But Timmy Kaine has been playing it cool and the anticipated announcement hasn’t come, to the surprise of many.
Is he having too much fun in the nut house?
Is he fearful of running against Republicans George Allen or Jamie Radtke who are embroiled in a primary struggle of their own? Is he playing hard to get with his party? Does he not want to give up ‘Medication Time’?
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder, the nation’s second black Governor, is saying NOT SO FAST on the coronation of Dim Kaine. In Wilder’s assessment, Congressman Bobby Scott would be a great choice as a United States Senator.
“I think you’ve got to understand what makes up a Democratic primary,” he said. “And Congressman Scott should not be taken for granted nor should that base of vote.”
Wilder isn’t bashful about throwing down the race card in a threatening way there, is he?
I can’t agree with Wilder that Scott would be a good Senator, but he’d be an ideal candidate for either of the Republicans. In 2009 Scott enjoyed an American Conservative Union rating of 4 out of 100. 2010 was much worse, where he garnered a Zero rating.
Both men are dyed-in-the-wool liberal statists, without question. The only real difference between them is the amount of melanin in their skin, from what I can see.
It’s apparently the only thing that Doug Wilder can see.
Just when I thought this race would be boring.