In June, the Wayne Powell campaign used some dangerous words when talking about the kind of campaign they’d be running against Eric Cantor:
Eric Cantor is a “bought-and-paid-for bastard,” the Powell campaign told the Roanoke Times. And, “We cannot win this campaign, cannot tell the story on Eric Cantor, if we don’t have bullets,” they said in the Daily Caller.
Today, Tim Kaine endorsed this kind of hateful rhetoric, claiming Powell “will work to find common ground in Washington to put people over politics.”
Now, this may have a lot more to do with Tim Kaine doing Mudcat Saunders a favor, especially since it seems that this race is all about Mudcat and Cantor and not much about Powell.
But the Powell campaign has used divisive, dangerous rhetoric when attacking Eric Cantor and Tim Kaine thinks this is the “bipartisan approach required to help move our Commonwealth and our country forward”?
Yikes, Timmy. Just yikes.