I find it surprising that no one is paying much attention to Courtney Lynch. Lynch recently announced that she is going to run against Tim Kaine for the Dem’s nomination to run in 2012. Because she’s a newcomer to politics, insiders in VA are dismissing her. Yet 2012 is going to be the year of the political outsider. Voters want people who they believe are real leaders and regular people. The more I learn about Courtney Lynch the more I believe she’s what voters will want.
Lynch built a successful small business from scratch, she led Marines (and has served during the current conflict) took care of her grandma in her home for eight years, is a lawyer and a mom. Experience can’t get any more real than that. Plus, she has a tremendous personality that will light up the campaign trail. I’ve seen her on the network shows – she can hold her own. And, I’ve heard she’s a powerful speaker. Right now voters are very frustrated with those they perceive have built their careers in public office. Our party would be smart to pay attention to Courtney- she can engage voters in new ways. She’s paid her dues- in life- and served our nation in uniform.
Sure, everyone is bracing for the Goliath vs. Goliath battle for the Senate seat in 2012. Let’s not forget the underdog- she’s just what we need to turn around the exodus from the Democratic Party in VA. We need to attract a new generation of voters.