At the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Terry McAuliffe presented his plan to strengthen the innovation economy through transportation, workforce training and a focus on jobs. It was evident why he has picked up so much support from prominent Republicans, backers of Governor McDonnell, and business leaders.
Ken Cuccinelli made the audience laugh – for all the wrong reasons. Northern Virginia business leaders actually laughed out loud when Cuccinelli claimed he has not spent too much time on social issues. They laughed out loud.
And it is comical. Cuccinelli said he would spend the “rest of our lives” fighting for legislation that would outlaw abortion and even ban some common forms of birth control. He pushed unnecessary regulations on women’s health clinics and said “the ultimate goal which is to make abortion disappear.” And he’s launched mean-spirited attacks on gay Virginians, saying that being gay, “brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul.”
Cuccinelli’s claim was comical. And he earned the laughs.
Loudoun Times: “A few folks in the #VAtechforum audience laughed when Cuccinelli said he hasn’t overdone social issues as politician.”
Washington Examiner: “Cuccinelli: “My track record is one of defending life and families, but I don’t overdo this.” Some in the audience laughed.”