Skip to comments.Virginia voters still looking for substance in Terry McAuliffe
Posted on 09/24/2013 5:49:12 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
The campaign of Terry McAuliffe is getting tripped up in the stretch run of the race for Virginia governor over the Democrats perceived lack of substance on issues, but the unfavorable ratings of Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II apparently have offset the stumbles, according to polling numbers released Monday.
Republicans, who for months have had only moderate success attacking the former Democratic National Committee chairman for his ties to a controversial and underperforming car company he co-founded, had seen poll numbers tighten amid skepticism about Mr. McAuliffes command of critical policy matters.
In recent days:
The Northern Virginia Technology Councils political arm, TechPAC, endorsed Mr. Cuccinelli, and a subsequent news report indicated offered detailed responses in his interview with the group, while Mr. McAuliffe came across as ill-prepared and superficial.
Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, a Democrat, issued a blistering criticism that six weeks from Election Day, Mr. McAuliffe has yet to outline what he stands for.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch penned an editorial decrying Mr. McAuliffes troubling lack of mastery and odd flippancy on issues, concluding he still isnt ready for the office he seeks.
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Yeah, but the idiot still leads in the polls. According to Wash. Post, his strength is in “Women Voters”. Go figure!
No I’m not.
I’ve known the man has no substance (apart from personal greed) for almost twenty years (which, coincidentally, is when I first learned about him).
That’s because he supports abortion on demand, which is their high holy sacrament (at least among liberal women).
The Tim Kaine strategy, redux. Claim Cuccinelli wants to enslave the ladyparts of the Commonwealth to his EEEEEVIL right-wing christo-facist policies.
And enough mouth-breathers in NoVa and Hampton Roads bought it, hook, line, and sinker. . .
So THAT’S why so many around here are out, looking under rocks...
The man has no center. Were he living in 1930’s Germany, he’d be goose-stepping and shouting “Heil Hitler” with the best of them.
My daughter lives in VA. A couple of months ago she said that she didn’t like either candidate. I let that simmer for a while, and then asked her 2 weeks ago if she were ready for McCauliffe promising to keep abortion clinics open.
“Absolutely NOT!” she retorted.
She’s going to vote for Cucinelli, but there’s something about him that she did not like. She didn’t explain. Maybe she was just disappointed with McDonnell who belongs to her church and who had just been exposed for taking lavish gifts.
Looking for substance in Terry McAuliffe is somewhat like looking for substance in rock soup.
In one way I think McAuliffe’s governorship is just a foothold for Hillary’s 2016 campaign.
The “substance” in terry m can be found...unfortunately, it is brown and smelly.
<><> FR POSTED September 13, 2013 6:38:28 AM by markomalley
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe made a campaign promise yesterday to exempt existing abortion clinics from having to comply with state health and safety standards. Recently, a number of clinics in the state were closed after they failed to live up to state standards.
Last year, according to Women Speak Out, more than 80 violations were discovered inside Virginia abortion facilities. But that doesn't seem to stop McAuliffe from defending them. This clearly shows his concern is for the well being of the abortion industry and not women.
Here's what he said: "I can do what I talked about, issue a guidance opinion by March to keep the remaining health centers open. I can do that myself as Governor. That's why I said I'll do that by March to keep the remaining, uh, Norfolk is closed. Fairfax is closed, or closing, so there will be 18 left. Only one of those 18 actually meet the, the requirements so they'll all close if I don't do that. But I will issue what's called a guidance opinion by mid-March which will say that these regulations, I have, the General Assembly wasn't definitive with the Board of Health as to the rules, I can give a guidance opinion to the Board of Health to grandfather in those remaining clinics to keep them open. That's why this election is so important, and I will do that."
8/2/13--WASH/TIMES---SEC investigating company co-founded by Terry McAuliffe / By David Sherfinski
The SEC is investigating the green car company founded by Va gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe over concerns that it allegedly guaranteed returns for its investors.The SEC has subpoenaed bank records of GreenTechs funding arm, the McLean-based financing company Gulf Coast Funds Management, LLC.
Documents attached to a July 31 letter from Sen. Charles E. Grassley also raise more questions on the extent of the interaction between officials at the two companies and Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in DHS.
DHS is investigating whether Mr. Mayorkas assisted in approving an investor visa application submitted by Gulf Coast, even after the application was denied and an appeal was rejected.
Mr. Mayorkas, Obamas pick to be the next No. 2 at DHS, testified last week that the extent of his interaction with Mr. McAuliffe was one meeting in which he heard his complaints about investor visas being held up.
Mr. Grassley said it went further than that.Contrary to the impression left by your answer, documents indicate that both before and after that meeting, you actually engaged in nearly a dozen contacts with Gulf Coast Funds Management between 2010 and 2013, including direct communications with Gulf Coasts attorneys, the Iowa Republican wrote to Mr. Mayorkas. That one meeting with Mr. McAuliffe was clearly not the extent of your interaction on that matter.
Officials at the two companies and did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. A spokesman for the McAuliffe campaign noted that Mr. McAuliffe left GreenTech in 2012 and that he has no knowledge of any investigation. News of the SEC investigation was first reported Friday by The Wash/Post.
The documents include forwarded e-mails from Mr. McAuliffe to Douglas Smith, an official in DHSs office of the Private Sector, that were forwarded to Mr. Mayorkas and an e-mail from Mr. Mayorkas himself saying that face-to-face meetings for particular cases are not appropriate.As the Director of this Agency, I do not adjudicate cases and am not the proper audience for a telephone call or a meeting about a particular case, he wrote to Gulf Coasts general counsel earlier this year. I will forward your e-mail to the appropriate individual in the Agency.
USCIS handles cases involved in the EB-5 program, where foreign investors put up between $500,000 and $1 million for American companies in exchange for legal status.
Govt attorneys wrote that such a meeting would violate the Administrative Procedures Act. I think it also raises an impartiality issue if we entertain pre-decisional meetings of this sort with particular applicants and petitioners, USCISs Ethics Officer wrote. It is not a concern to have meetings with particular industries, trade groups, bar associations, etc., on systemic issues that are not case specific, so long as we are willing to meet with all.
Gulf Coast is run by Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secy of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and is the finance arm of GreenTech Automotive Inc. Mr. McAuliffe founded GreenTech in 2009 and quietly stepped down as chairman in Dec a fact only revealed in April in response to an inquiry from a Politico reporter.
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<><> Wall to wall coverage about an $18K gift to Cuccinelli, but this corrupt scumbag carpetbagger McAuful has skimmed tens of millions of dollars from corrupt deal after corrupt deal (Global Crossing is just the start) and not a peep from the press.
Cucinelli has done a decent job in VA and yet we get a Clinton hack running with the usual war one women again.
You would think that the republican party would by now understand what the left;s tactics are and get out in front of it before they start their lies.
Also Cucinelli needs to get those black leaders and tell them about homosexual marriage, girls as young as 12 can have sex, get the morning after pill and not tell anyone including their parents,.
If the left wants to run on their homosexual, underage sex abortion social issues then let them but we had better let he voters know what the lefts really wants.
We cannot afford to lose VA for 2016
There ain’t none. He’s a grifter like the Clintons
What I don’t understand is how the VA GOP could have bungled its nomination so badly that McAuliffe comes out smelling like the “Mr. Clean” in this race.
pretty optimistic article by the Washington Times given the latest poll results. Problem is Cuccinelli isn’t a great candidate, Virginia is trending to a Blue State and despite all our hopes and wishes, he’s going to lose.
He is the original self serving candidate. If they vote him in, they vote for corruption, sleight of hand, corruption at all levels. His picture is by the definition of corrupt politician.
He is, of course, smiling.
I understand that he has never paid income taxes. That’s why he won’t release his tax returns.
I thought the latest poll was a dead heat.
But he’ll still be elected by all those brilliant, intellectual, really-really smart, genetically superior,
Progressive geniuses /s/ in the electorate.
I think the polls for public consumption will say whatever the particular media outlet and its ideological soulmate wants them to say.