I find Chuck(les) Todd to be completely insufferable, but for the record, see below for video of Ralph Northam’s and Tom Perriello’s appearances yesterday on “Meet the Press Daily.” Also for the record, I must say I DO agree with Chuck(les) Todd (frightening, I know) that the “Virginia Way” (e.g., supposedly putting the best interests of the state above parochial interests, the interests of the rich and powerful, etc.) b.s. myth – as opposed to the reality of it, which is a cesspool of corruption and corporate influence, something that is WELL alive in Virginia today! – has been dead for years, if it ever existed at all. I also agree with Chuck(les) that balancing the state budget is not exactly a big accomplishment, as it’s constitutionally required. As for having experience in Richmond as a precondition to being a successful governor, that would have eliminated Mark Warner and Terry McAuliffe from contention. As for calling Trump a “narcissistic maniac,” anyone who can’t see that at this point is either being dense on purpose or is just…Chuck Todd the pearl clutcher, smelling salts sniffer, etc. Finally, this whole “pragmatist vs. populist” framing is idiotic, definitely needs to go ASAP.