I just got back from the “Women for Terry McAuliffe” event this afternoon at the historic State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia. I’ll be posting more photos and videos as I process them (note, the photo to the right is by Del. Scott Surovell), but let’s just say for now that it was a great event before a packed house, with people fired up for the Democratic ticket and of course for former Senator and Secretary of State (and possibly future president, speaking of “historic”!) Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State made her first political appearance in several years, on behalf of her good friend Terry McAuliffe, who she showered with praise as a father, as one of the most big-hearted and hard-working people she knows, and as someone who will work 24/7 for the people of Virginia as their governor.
A major theme of the speeches this afternoon was protecting women’s rights, which would come under serious attack if (god forbid) Ken Cuccinelli and his “extreme team” ticket were ever elected. As Terry McAuliffe put it, he will stand as a “brick wall” between any extreme legislation coming out of the Virginia General Assembly when it comes to women’s health and reproductive freedom. He pledged to make Virginia an opening and welcoming place for everyone, one which again is in stark contrast to Cuccinelli and his Tea Party ticketmates.
Also speaking of “historic,” Virginia Democrats are on the verge of making history in just over 2 weeks, with the possibility of sweeping all three statewide offices. Let’s do it!
P.S. See the comments section of this post for more photos and video.