It is apparently desperation time for Democrats in Virginia. Polls in the gubernatorial race are rapidly moving away from Terry McAuliffe and toward Republican Glenn Youngkin, who’s run a laser-focused race. As McAuliffe fades, his left-wing allies fired back Friday night.
ActBlue, the organization that helps Democrat candidates and progressive groups raise money from individual Americans, released an appalling 30-second ad, with the theme of “This is Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia,” claiming “If Glenn Youngkin is elected no one is safe!”
Yes, no one!
The abhorrent attacks on the businessman were not received well by political consultants.
If you were trying to turn off swing voters and drive them to vote GOP this is the ad you would make. https://t.co/4YmNXdvKfC
— Ben Tribbett (@notlarrysabato) October 30, 2021
The clips show would-be Nazis, assorted violence, and people verbally harassing parents and kids without any context.
In real life, the dangers most Americans likely see today are violence in Democrat-run cities, an open border, global disorder, record food and supply prices, anti-American bigotry taught in public schools, and girls being sexually assaulted at school by Democrats’ intersectional allies.
The horrific ActBlue ad comes the same day as another controversial stunt pulled by pro-McAuliffe forces. It seems that parents are noticing.
Our new Washington Post poll shows that EDUCATION is now the No. 1 issue for Virginia voters in the governor’s race, edging out the economy.
In September, education voters favored McAuliffe by 33 points, but now they tilt toward Youngkin by nine points.https://t.co/9JgBtcyTkR
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) October 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Youngkin is releasing straightforward advertisements, not even mentioning his opponent, a lifelong politician seeking a return to the governor’s mansion.
This election isn’t about the career politicians. It’s about us.
This is our moment, Virginia. pic.twitter.com/roFxwPi2pW
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) October 29, 2021
In about 80 hours, we should know a lot more about the Commonwealth’s future.
“A Youngkin victory would be significant,” Rich Lowry summarized in the New York Post this week. “It wouldn’t just send tremors of fear through Democrats nationally, presumably making the party’s agenda that much more difficult to get through Congress; it would point to a viable path ahead for the GOP in swing areas, one that keeps on board the Trump base while regaining lost ground with independents and suburbanites.”