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Video: Tom Perriello (D), Tom Davis (R) Agree Cuccinelli-Cruz Not a Winning Combo Politically


Former Rep. Tom Davis (R): The government shutdown has made the race not quite “unwinnable,” but “really uphill…I recovered because I had a year; Cuccinelli has a month, Republicans are by and large taking the hit on this…Ted Cruz has become the face of this…[Cuccinelli] is having trouble with his base…he’s between a rock and a hard place.”

Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D): It’s a “good situation” for Terry McAuliffe, because he’s “been able to show himself to be pragmatist and a deal maker through this…[whereas] Ken Cuccinelli is so deeply associated with the far right, he can avoid the photo op with Ted Cruz but it doesn’t change anyone’s perception that that’s where he stands.”

That about sums it up, huh?

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Does Chuck Todd ever get the total story before he opens his mouth? When addressing Tom Davis, he stated that Davis was in Congress during the last shutdown, calling it “the big one.” Huh?? When Newt Gingrich and the mad dag GOPers shut down the government in the nineties, the Congress had already passed seven appropriation bills. This time, the far-right nuts have blocked ANY appropriation bills from passing. This is “the big one,” Chuck. Plus, the last time we weren’t facing a default two weeks hence that will wreck the economy.