But Southwest Virginia - his turf - has become very conservative. So someone has decided that Rick Boucher - liberal - would be a better fit in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, and could carry the state in the 2012 Senate election.
From the Roanoke Times:
There’s now a Draft Boucher movementSome nut, that's who.
I guess something isn’t official these days until it’s on Facebook and/or Twitter.
There’s a Draft Tim Kaine presence online now to encourage the former governor to seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2012.
There’s also a presence for former Rep. Tom Perriello of Albemarle.
And now comes word — there’s a “Draft Rick Boucher” presence on both Facebook and Twitter.
We can’t immediately discern who’s behind this.
Rick Boucher's liberal views might play better up in that liberal Obamaland we call Arlington? The same Rick Boucher who has always been a strong advocate for the coal industry, and the gun industry, and who voted YES on a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and voted NO on Obamacare? That Rick Boucher?
Yeah. I could see the lefties in Arlington going gaga over the dude.
So I hereby declare that I support the effort.
Of course, Rick and I may not get a lot of help. The last sentence in the article cited above reads:
"At the moment, 623 people 'like' Perriello’s page, 179 'like' Kaine’s while three people 'like' Boucher’s, which has just gotten started."
Someone get a hold of the Washington Post. We'll be needing another macaca ploy, and fast, if we are going to get Mr. Boucher over the hump.
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And let's not forget, he'll always have this to tout: