“Bill Bolling continues to insult Cuccinelli (on a book he hasn’t even read!) and lavish praises on the Democrat. Bolling now even supports expanding Medicaid. What a political opportunist; he should be ashamed. Pride goeth before a fall…”
- Jamie Radtke
With Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s increasing attacks on A.G. Ken Cuccinelli – the only filed Republican candidate for governor and thus our presumptive nominee – and his leftward lurch on issues, you can be certain that people will soon be calling for Bolling to be kicked out of the party. What if that is exactly what he wants, though?
Bolling wants to be governor, but he can’t be the GOP nominee (I still say he had a better chance in a convention than in a primary given the primary polls that showed him getting crushed 51%-15%), so the only way he can run is as an independent. The only way he can run as an independent without looking like a sore loser (too late for that in most people’s eyes, though) is if he is no longer a Republican and that cannot be of his doing. What better way to do that than to be kicked out of the party?
My suggestion? Smother him with kindness. Thank him for his long service in the state senate and his 8 years as LG. Heck, maybe even do a special tribute to him at the state convention. That way, if he does bolt, it will show his true stripes.