There has been a lot of to and fro this week over the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech PAC endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli in the governor’s race as well as the behind the scenes machinations to try and rescind or blunt its impact. Apparently, Terry McAuliffe & Friends’ bullying tactics didn’t sit well with members of Tech PAC. Not only did they go forward with the endorsement of Cuccinelli, but they also unloaded lots of juicy details about McAuliffe’s less than stellar interview.
The reasoning behind the NVTC TechPAC’s nod — Cuccinelli had detailed responses to questions in candidate interviews, three board members said, while McAuliffe was uninformed and superficial
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they were shocked at his mishandling of the endorsement process itself — and his misread of the serious and thoughtful approach to the issues that the council was expecting to hear from both candidates.
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Cuccinelli impressed the board’s majority as a serious, detail-oriented candidate while McAuliffe seemed to wing it
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Two people present said that in response to a question about how he’d accomplish his goals as governor, McAuliffe told the PAC board that as an Irish Catholic he’d be adept at taking people out for drinks and doing whatever it takes to get things done.
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On a question about whether Virginia should stay in something called the “open-trade-secrets pact,” Cuccinelli gave a thoroughly researched response, the person said.
But McAuliffe answered, according to the source: “ ‘I don’t know what that is. I’ll have to look it up later.’ And then he turns back to the guy [who asked] and said ‘Well, what do you think we should do?’ And the guy says, ‘We want Virginia to stay in it.’ And then Terry says, ‘Okay, we will.’ ”
Believe it or not, every single one of those things was printed in . . . The Washington Post! String it all together and you get that McAuliffe is nothing but an “uninformed and superficial” drunkard who is winging it.