8 months, 2 weeks ago
“The establishment types didn’t like the Cuccinelli campaign, didn’t back the Cuccinelli campaign — for whatever their reasons were. Whether it was his hot social-conservative rhetoric from the past, whether it was the way the campaign was structured presently, I don’t know,” Steele says. ”I know I tried to raise some money for him and ran into all kinds of resistance from folks and excuses.”
“People were clearly behind the Christie effort. In a lot of respects, Cuccinelli was the step child. He was the one that people made excuses not to support . . . I think there was a conscious decision to sacrifice Virginia,” he adds.
Like I said, this will come back to haunt the GOP. I will grant that there are a lot of low information voters who spend their time watching night time comedies and worthless television programming. But there is a slice of voters who know this and understand that the old line GOP establishment is trying ever so hard to cast the future GOP in its own image. And remember based on the margin of loss for Romney during the last election, the margins are smaller than they’ve ever been – they’re razor thin. The great un-mined middle exists no more and America becomes increasingly bifurcated. All it takes is loss of a small margin to lose an election.
Watch as the informed voters turn their back on the GOP establishment. If the Cuccinelli campaign was a “step child,” the GOP establishment is a “dead man walking.”