As has become tradition for statewide candidates in Virginia, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe ended up at the Friday Night Jamboree as part of a visit to Floyd Friday and ended his short speech by invited “any women who would love to dance with me” to join him on the dance floor for some old fashioned clogging.
The Democratic contender, whose lead in the polls is widening over scandal-tarnished Republican opponent and current attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, danced and talked with participants in the Jamboree before heading for his next stop in Abingdon.
He was joined by Seventh District delegate candidate Michael Abraham.
Interestingly, a number of Republicans I know applauded loudly for McAuliffe and told me privately that they would be voting for him because they can’t stand the actions and antics of Cuccinelli. Some say they might vote for the libertarian candidate.
Cuccinelli supposedly had a stop scheduled for Floyd a week ago but never showed. As his scandals mount, so do his no shows.
McAuliffe, on stage, referred to Floyd as “the real capital of Virginia,” which leaves us wondering how many other stops along the campaign trail have heard the same thing about their communities.