THIS JUST IN: When you're a stupid Tea Party demagogue that led the country into a damaging governmental shutdown and constitutional crisis (yes, it's gone that far), then other stupid Tea Party demagogues running for local office -- like Virginia governor -- don't want to be associated with your sorry ass.
Cuccinelli shuns Cruz limelight
" In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ken Cuccinelli avoided being photographed with Ted Cruz at a gala they headlined here Saturday night—even leaving before the Texas senator rose to speak."But this was even more telling:
After Cuccinelli finished, a pastor from Williamsburg named Mark Morrow praised Cruz for being willing to shut down the government and said many now see him as the most powerful man in the capitol.
“It’s about time that someone in Washington abandons the faulty notion that compromise is the best way to win,” he said.
MAYBE IT'S NOT ABOUT WINNING.
MAYBE IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING.