Terry McAuliffe Shows He’s Absolutely Terrified of Losing His Race in Virginia – RedState

It may be an off-year as far as national elections go, but there’s an exciting one heading down the home stretch in Virginia. Glenn Youngkin now has a challenge for Terry McAuliffe’s governorship. It was once considered that the Democrats would hold in an easily won state, with Biden leading by 10 points. The race is close, according to polls. As the campaign draws nearer its conclusion, the Democrat keeps shooting himself in the foot.

Do you want to know how terrified McAuliffe is that he’s going to lose? He’s this terrified.

Now, I’m no highly paid campaign consultant, but I’m pretty sure Terry McAuliffe isn’t running against Donald Trump in Virginia. In fact, Trump hasn’t even been much of a factor in the race, as Youngkin isn’t exactly his kind of Republican. What is his chance of beating Trump this November, then?

What this amounts to is the best piece of evidence yet that McAuliffe senses there’s a real danger he could lose. When Democrats start trying to make a race a referendum on the bad orange man, you know they’ve got absolutely nothing left to run on, and McAuliffe has good and truly nothing left. He’s already lost the public opinion battle regarding schools and perverse ideology being taught. He’s also tied to the collapsing presidency of Joe Biden. McAuliffe’s nonsensical COVID regulations are frustrating many Virginians.

Youngkin and Trump are a dumb comparison. Probably for the better, given Virginia’s current electorate, Youngkin is much more of a traditional Republican without strong ties to the former president. At this point, he has not been a major issue for Trump in his campaign. Instead, it just reeks of the desperation on McAuliffe’s part.

Youngkin continues to campaign like a frontrunner regardless of whether or not he is.

What you are seeing in that ad isn’t pandering. Rather, it’s a calculated strike at the heart of McAuliffe’s constituency. If Youngkin didn’t feel confident about his chances, he’d still be trying to shore up his support among Republicans. Instead, he’s going full-bore at the Hispanic community over inflation, another major issue of the campaign.

While I’m a natural cynic and expect Youngkin to lose by a close margin, if he can pull off a victory in this race, it will send shockwaves through the political world. Even if he loses, he’ll have revealed deep deficiencies in the Democrat Party going into 2022.

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