On Friday last week, Ron Paul endorsed Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia governor. This is a direct shot at libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis’s campaign.
Sarvis has been drawing some interesting numbers — about 10% according to some polls. If correct, Sarvis may end up handing the governor’s mansion to pro-government liberal Terry McAuliffe.
Sarvis, you made your point (and he should have been allowed to join the final debate). Do the right thing, follow Paul’s lead. Step aside and endorse Cuccinelli.
Virginia does not need Washington-style Clintonesque politics in Richmond. Will Paul’s endorsement make a difference? Tough to tell. As reported over on Bearing Drift, cracks are starting to show in pockets of the Virginia GOP.
Sarvis, do your part. If your really drawing the votes from the Cuccinelli camp, use that leverage to ask for something when Cuccinelli wins.
As for the Virginia GOP and the Cuccinelli team, it needs to do a better job of reaching out to younger voters, especially libertarians.
Remember that political parties exist to win elections. Leverage your hand. Governing is where you make the ultimately final impact.