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Old 07-30-2021, 02:33 PM
 
Location: TN/NC
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I think I would fall in line with your view. Northam is not someone I’m ride or die with but he’s done far more right than wrong.

I’m not terribly excited about McAuliffe. I’d rather Northam have another term than give a retread who didn’t do anything memorable for the state.
Same here. McAuliffe is just another career politician. Northam is quiet and effective. Terry tends to draw more attention to himself.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:45 PM
 
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I wouldn’t call him a career politician. He’s only spent 4 years of his life in public office.
I agree that he isn’t an exciting choice but I defiantly prefer his agenda to the cultural wars that Republicans tend to bring to states these days. I have no time for that nonsense.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:29 PM
 
Location: outlying Richmond, Va.
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Terry M is a career politician because he is a former DNC chair and Clinton aide.

Literally, the only reason he moved to Virginia was to further his political career in D.C.

Youngkin is a native Virginian like Northam. That has to count for something.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Terry M is a career politician because he is a former DNC chair and Clinton aide.

Literally, the only reason he moved to Virginia was to further his political career in D.C.

Youngkin is a native Virginian like Northam. That has to count for something.
Terry is difficult.

He's running again for Gov so he can shore up recent cv experience "Executing" for his 2024 Prez Run.

Yet he does do a great job at running a complex state with very differing views pragmatically.

He is also they guy who picked up his wife and newborn from the hospital, left them in a parking lot while he made an hour speech, in winter. With crying new mom and baby. But Honey, the car heat is on and I made a million dollars in under 60 mins!

Ugh. I auto cant like anyone who runs for office anymore, idcw party or platform they ride. Sad.
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:10 PM
 
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Being born in VA actually counts for nothing. Most people living in Virginia weren’t born here. So a nonnative would actually be more in touch with the citizenry.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:01 PM
 
Location: outlying Richmond, Va.
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Being born in VA actually counts for nothing. Most people living in Virginia weren’t born here. So a nonnative would actually be more in touch with the citizenry.
This sounds an awful lot like displacement.

Do you think its preferable to displace a 'majority' population who may think differently than you?
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:36 PM
 
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…Says the nativist.
Nativism is toxic and boring.

I’m not sure who is being displaced. Virginians will decide who they want. Voting for “one of us” is gross, IMO. I heard that a lot from fellow white people when Obama was running for office.

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Old 07-31-2021, 07:52 PM
 
Location: TN/NC
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Terry M is a career politician because he is a former DNC chair and Clinton aide.

Literally, the only reason he moved to Virginia was to further his political career in D.C.

Youngkin is a native Virginian like Northam. That has to count for something.
This.

I don't want some retread from an administration that originally took office thirty years ago. That time has passed by. We need fresh eyes and fresh perspectives.

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Terry is difficult.

He's running again for Gov so he can shore up recent cv experience "Executing" for his 2024 Prez Run.

Yet he does do a great job at running a complex state with very differing views pragmatically.

He is also they guy who picked up his wife and newborn from the hospital, left them in a parking lot while he made an hour speech, in winter. With crying new mom and baby. But Honey, the car heat is on and I made a million dollars in under 60 mins!

Ugh. I auto cant like anyone who runs for office anymore, idcw party or platform they ride. Sad.
The bottom line is that the politically red parts of Virginia are so lightly populated that they are not politically influential.

I live in Bristol. There isn't anything significant for well over a hundred miles up the road. Right or wrong, this part of the state is outvoted by the big metros.

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Old 07-31-2021, 10:39 PM
 
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This sounds an awful lot like displacement.

Do you think its preferable to displace a 'majority' population who may think differently than you?
Whether it's preferable or not is moot - it's already the case that native-born Virginians are a minority of the population (about 46%, I believe last I checked). People come here from all over for jobs and education. There's no going back to Virginia of yesteryear.

And who's to say all native-born Virginians think alike?
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Old 08-01-2021, 05:40 AM
 
Location: outlying Richmond, Va.
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Whoever said all native Virginians should or do think alike? Not me. There is no monolith.

Terry M moved from NY to DC but decided to live across the river in the suburbs of Virginia. He does not put Virginia first, rather he puts his career first. He has ambitions for the presidency.

Is this who you want as governor, someone using your state as a stepping stone?

Not to mention the craziness coming out of the Virginia democratic Left today with their trans policy for every county or defund the police or send criminals back onto the streets or out-of-touch school boards being unwilling to teach kids actual academic subjects instead of SJWism.
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