Defying all odds and expectations, a Republican defeated a Democrat to take the Virginia governorship. Glenn Youngkin, an America-first, Trump-endorsed Republican will be the next leader of the state. Many are already saying this is a sign of things to come.
This defeat is painful for Democrats, who had controlled Virginia since 2009. But it is especially painful for the Biden administration. Both Sleepy Joe and Kamala had campaigned for Democrat McAuliffe. Even Obama and leftist operative Stacey Abrams tried to sway the race. They warned that if he lost, Republicans could easily take the nation.
Now, they are having a very bad Wednesday.
From Fox News:
The leading lights of the Democratic Party — including President Biden, former President Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris and voting-rights activist Stacey Abrams — all stepped up to bat in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign, and the result was a giant whiff…
Biden predicted Tuesday that Democrats were “going to win in Virginia,” noting that “it is about who shows up.”
But it wasn’t to be, and he failed to make it happen.
Top faces from the Democratic Party campaigned for Terry McAuliffe, but they failed to help him win the close Virginia governor’s race. These were some of the best-known figures from the left. But despite these heavy-hitters, Virginians elected their first Republican governor in years.
Obama traveled to Virginia in October, thinking his faded star appeal would push McAuliffe over. But Obama only managed to peddle lies and ignore real controversies hammering the state. Kamala Harris showed up as well, warning that a Democrat loss would affect 2022, 2024, “and on.” I guess she is feeling pretty crummy about her prospects right about now.
For some reason, failed candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams campaigned in VA. Although she couldn’t even win her own state (being a radical leftist), she thought she could help an establishment Democrat win this race.
And, of course, Joe Biden tried to “help” McAuliffe. But he probably did more harm than good. Biden campaigned for the Democrat toward the end of the race, right as his approval was in the toilet. He spread false claims about Youngkin and helped drag down his party colleague. The night of the election, Biden said they would win the race.
He returned to America defeated. He is not scheduled to many any public appearances today.
And just to make your day, here’s the media melting down over this failure in Virginia:
- Top Democrats failed to help Terry McAuliffe win the Virginia governor’s race.
- Republican Glenn Youngkin defied the odds to be the first GOP governor in years.
- Obama, Biden, and Harris all tried to boost the liberal candidate but failed.