While stumping for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, President Biden invoked the name of former president Donald Trump for most of his speech. But it may be having the opposite effect. As President Biden’s numbers are the lowest of any recorded president in history, even lower than the media-denigrated Donald Trump, while slews of Trump supporters heckled his speech, the net effect of Biden’s speech was to lower, not raise, the popularity of Terry McCauliffe. With his Vice President, Kamala Harris, polling even lower than Spiro Agnew in the 70’s (remember him?), the administration had best do its politicking by doing their jobs. But if part of this is advocating almost half a million dollars per illegal immigrant who comes into this country, displacing several American jobs in the process, Biden’s popularity will not have the effect that the Democratic Party needs as we approach the critical midterm election season.
Fortunately for Terry McAuliffe, despite several blunders, their voting operation appears to be working like clockwork with the fortification measures in place around the state, and it looks as if they will squeak by even though they should rightly win by at least 10 points if they didn’t pursue unpopular subjects such as vaccine mandates and critical race theory in the schools.