Never underestimate Democrats’ ability to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory. Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe may have done just that.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) thinks McAuliffe may lose the race in part because President Joe Biden has been an abject failure, Breitbart reported. Cotton made this prediction on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.
Cotton said that the former Virginia governor was buckling “under the weight of Joe Biden and the Democrats’ failed economic policies” and that his defeat would be a “preview of what will happen next November,” he said looking toward the 2022 midterms. The fact that he was trotting out Biden indicated to Cotton that McAuliffe needed him “to help save his failing campaign” at the 11th hour.
“I think Terry McAuliffe is looking for any harbor in the storm,” Cotton said. “He has been flailing for weeks now as his poll numbers sink under the weight of Joe Biden and the Democrats’ failed economic policies,” he added.
“So, he has called in Joe Biden, he’s called in Stacey Abrams, he called in Barack Obama,” Cotton pointed out of the prominent Democrats being rushed in to assist. “He is looking for anyone to help save his failing campaign, but nothing is going to save Terry McAuliffe,” Cotton said.
“That race next week is going to be a canary in the coal mine when Glenn Youngkin is elected governor of Virginia as a preview of what will happen next November when the American people repudiate Joe Biden and the Democrats and elect Republicans to take back control of the Congress.” McAuliffe is having trouble mainly because of his stance on public schools.
Virginia has become a hotbed of debate over what children should be taught, and it seems he’s falling on the wrong side of the issue, according to The Hill. “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” McAuliffe declared, which is exactly the wrong message to suburban parents concerned about what their children are learning.
The race is less than a week away, and Youngkin looks like he’s pulling ahead. If Virginia can’t stay blue, there may be no hope for Congress to do the same in the midterms.