Based on comments at the misnamed Republican Advance - "retreat" or "regression" might be better words than "advance" for a party trying to drag the Virginia and the nation back to the 1950's - at the Homestead Resort, Ken Cuccinelli, a/k/a Kookinelli, has ruled out running for office in the future. If Kookinelli's statements are true - admittedly a big if given Kookinelli's propensity to lie - Virginia may dodge a further doses of Kookinelli's extreme religious motivated batshitery, causing many Virginians to feel as if they have dodged contracting a contagious disease. If we are lucky, Kookinelli will fade from the scene entirely. Virginia is changing and Cuccinelli's brand of extremism and bigotry will hopefully become less and less accepted in Virginia save perhaps in backward, knuckle dragging areas of the state that will have less influence as time goes by. It is perhaps ironic that wintery weather forced many of the Christofascists and Teabagists that make up the Virginia GOP base to leave the event early causing Cuccinelli to address a half empty room. Here are highlights from Politico:
HOT SPRINGS, Va. — Ken Cuccinelli faulted the Republicans who lacked faith in him during the home stretch of the Virginia governor’s race Saturday night.
Fighting back tears through a surprise, 30-minute dinner speech to party activists at The Homestead Resort, the attorney general recounted a phone conversation with his finance chairman, Pete Snyder, two weeks before Election Day.