Skip to comments.How Ralph Northam came back from the political dead
Posted on 12/28/2019 3:57:40 PM PST by conservative98
THE HISTORY of U.S. politics is full of second chances of scandal-scarred, disgraced and irredeemable public figures staging improbable comebacks but few back-from-the-dead narratives have been as swift and sure-footed as the one Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has managed this year.
Since Feb. 1, when the discovery of a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page dealt what seemed a lethal blow to his political career, Mr. Northam has refocused his governorship on racial equity and reconciliation in what amounted to an extended act of public contrition and atonement. It has been astonishingly effective not just in terms of his own political rehabilitation his poll numbers climbed from the depths but also in setting a clear theme for his four-year term in office, delimited by Virginias prohibition on governors succeeding themselves.
In the process, Mr. Northam, a Democrat, persuaded many Virginians to allow him a season of penitence.
Quite a comeback, and a hard-earned one, for a governor who could scarcely show his face in public in February.
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The reason why he’s still in office and has made a “comeback” is that the liberal dominated media has refused to attack him because he’s ONE OF THEIR OWN.
If he were a Republican, his career would have been over by noon time on Feb. 2nd.
Came back from the political dead did he?
Just let him try running for president and see what happens to him.
He’s protected by the traitor MSM.
Didnt read it but Ill go out on a limb and say it was the media.
He said he’d take guns. All guns.
Virginia creates a buffer zone that supposedly creates a safe space for pols.
He also had the advantage of having a LT Gov. who is accused of rape and an AG that was also a blackface offender.
Kind of made it hard to make him resign when his replacement is worse.
Being a Dem means never having to say youre sorry.
What a crock! From WaPo’s llps to the DNC’s @$$.
BS. The leftist media and Dems held his hand, wiped his tears caused by anxiety from his eyes and pushed him into a future of gun grabbing political power. What a hero./s
Do black people love him and still enthusiastically rush to vote for him?
When Bill Clinton curtailed non-mother,able-bodied welfare recipients to a set time limit and caused many thousands to be kicked off from gaming the system, thousands of blacks still came with tears in their eyes to try to shake his hand or at least touch his garments and they cheered at his appearances.
NBC not NBA
Give him credit, he figured out the kryptonite to political outrage culture: Just wait 2-3 weeks, it’ll blow over.
If only Republicans could figure that out instead of resigning immediately.
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