Skip to comments.Longtime GOP strategist Boyd Marcus backs Democrat Terry McAuliffe
Posted on 08/21/2013 1:52:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Boyd Marcus, a longtime Republican adviser and strategist in Virginia who has worked for former Gov. James S. Gilmore III and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, threw his support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday.
Mr. Marcus, who will also serve as a consultant to Mr. McAuliffes campaign, said in a statement hes supporting Mr. McAuliffe because he believes the Democrat will work with both parties to advance economic growth.
Virginia needs an experienced businessman who will put the practical needs of our people ahead of political ideology, Mr. Marcus said. Ive never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives.
Mr. Marcus most recently worked on the campaign of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who ultimately opted against an independent run for governor after Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II took the Republican nomination. Mr. Bolling has not officially given his endorsement in the race but has been much more magnanimous toward Mr. McAuliffe than Mr. Cuccinelli in his public statements.
The endorsement also means the end of the Republican public affairs firm of Marcus & Allen LLC: Mr. Marcuss partner, Ray Allen, says hes buying Mr. Marcus shares of the 20-year-old business, The Associated Press reported.
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No surprize here. GOP strategists and consultants are all libs. That’s why the party has become demlite.
McAuliffe is toilet slime. What does that tell you about Rinos like Marcus?
Same thing was said about the liberal Romney. His business acumen would save the country’s fiscal problems.
Someone remind me how the party filled with a few thousand of this guy gets ‘fixed’ I asked this on the other thread and had no takers. I wonder why.
Boyd Marcus - member of the world’s oldest profession.
It’s all becoming more obvious that Republicans are not even hiding the fact that they are just the same as Democrats.
What a load of horse poop, have you ever seen Democrats compromise?
The only way to fix it is for a seething, raging mass of Tea Party sentiment voters to create a voter tsunami in 2014 and rout all the RINOs up for re-election.
These GOP ‘strategists’ like Marcus et al are all money whores. Pundits are money whores. What else could explain things like Mary Matalin marrying James Carville. Each one with no principles it seems decided the pair would have both ends covered and their individual ‘numbers’ would go up - more money.
Remaining GOP Congress members have to be presented with an undeniable fact that despite what Rove, Rubio, McCain, Graham, McConnell, Boehner, et al say, they can’t ever get that elusive Hispanic vote, and that they cannot sustain without the support of the conservatives in this country.
Romney DID have significant business experience, and would have been a better President than the Clown.
McAuliffe is a leech.
But then you have a bunch of elected officials being undermined at every turn bu this guy’s friends...from aides to janitors...all running and leaking to the media if not open sabotage.
Elect those tra party types that are worth it and let them form their own party. If they ‘gotta’ run as pubs so be it. But get out once in.
Virginia desperately needs a conservative who supports the culture of life, and who will put the practical needs of our people ahead of political ideology.
Perhaps Mr. Marcus has lost his moral compass. Terry has questionable qualifications as a "businessman," but excellent qualifications and experience with creating chaos by consistently supporting the ideological policies of the Democrat Party.
Just who does Mr. Marcus think he is fooling?
McAuliffe is a “businessman” my big toe.
I get criticized for being a Libertarian as if the Republican Party had anything to to with constitutional conservatism. Wake up. The party of John McCain and Linda Graham is now, officially, the party of Terry McAuliffe
Their compass points to influence, power and money, not morals. That’s just window dressing for the yahoos, to the men behind the curtains.
There invariably is a reason such blatant strivers avoided the public eye in the first place, though. That reason likely explains the distance from or even disdain for morality in the form of social conservatism so frequently exhibited.
He started a small bank which was really a front for laundering slush fund money, then it got investigated and he disentangled himself.
He then took over another bank which was used as a front for union slush funds, was investigated and then went bankrupt.
Then he put money in a telecom firm prior to the bubble, which went bankrupt and was investigated by the SEC.
Then he got involved in a "green" company which took lots of government funds and went bankrupt.
If he qualifies as a businessman, who doesn't?
His record in the “business” world is only slightly worse than Donald Trump’s, lol. The Donald just kept more money.
Mr. Marcus most recently worked on the campaign of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who ultimately opted against an independent run for governor after Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II took the Republican nomination. Mr. Bolling has not officially given his endorsement in the race but has been much more magnanimous toward Mr. McAuliffe than Mr. Cuccinelli in his public statements.Sounds similar to what Richard Lugar did in Indiana after he lost in the primary.
The GOPe has a great racket going; withhold their support if their candidate loses the nomination, then blame the conservative's "extremism" if the Democrat wins the election.
Heads, I win. Tails, you lose.
That is why I am not changing my party registration. I want to be able to vote in the primaries against GOPe candidates.
Just another pimp of the election industry showing his true allegiance ($$$)!
The Dems have something on this turncoat. Remember the pitiful Gen. Petraeus.
What is with all of these TURNCOATS....Most of them are gay and have turned to the EVIL side....is Boyd GAY?? Why else would one go to the dark side.
This Bolling guy in VA is a real sell out, apparently. But then, the Governor of VA hugely raised taxes and committed other big gubmit acts that also crossed HIM off the list. Ken Cuccinelli seems to be “the one” there, but we must watch out for all of them, lest they turn on us later.
BTW, great to see you here, CW.
THE RATS WITHIN... THE ENEMY AGENTS INSIDE THE INNER CIRCLE ARE OUTING THEMSELVES... EXPLAINS A LOT ABOUT GOP VIRGINIA.
Mr. Marcus said. Ive never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives.
Let’s see. He’s not supporting Cuccinelli because he is a conservative but he is supporting MCAuliffe because he is a conservative.
Whew! Those corrections were exhausting!
Virginia’s Karl Rove. Does he have a white board?
Here is what is going to happen and you can bet on it:
Because Cuccinelli double crossed Bolling and changed the nomination process from primary to convention, Cuccinelli won the nomination for governor ahead of the two term lt. governor whose “turn” it was to run by agreement of everyone, including Cuccinelli. Lots of bad feelings resulted from that. At the convention, an unknown candidate with no chance to win was nominated for lt. governor. Cuccinelli failed to exercise any leadership at the convention as to who should be his running mate and now he is stuck with a guy who makes daily headlines that hurt the ticket. Obenshain, running for attorney general, is a real hope for the future but he may go down with the top of the ticket. Cuccinelli is now showing at 6 points down and I don’t believe he will do any better than that. He will be outspent by about 4 to 1 and they are lying about Cuccinelli in every TV spot, but it works.
What will happen is the Dems sweep the ticket and the Dem Attorney General will refuse to defend the Va Constitution prohibition against homosexual marriage and it will be defaulted just like in California.
You read it here first. Thanks a lot Ken Cuccinelli.
Is not Cantor right in there too? He just needs a few more years to grow a thicker layer of slime like McAwful.
I didn’t know Matalin was a mole, but it makes sense.
I think the Dems will sweep VA in 2013 and maybe 2014 too. The GOP is too disorganized there, and the state is overrurn with popular northern liberals in the DC metro area. Little people in Lynchburg, Radford, or Roanoke just can’t compete there.
Yea, even Ed Rollins proved deceitful in the end.
It's not going to get fixed. And helping to ensure that are Republican voters who refuse to understand that we don't have to dance to the GOP's tune. Just the other day, I mentioned to a friend that I wished I could take back my 2008 vote for John McCain. Her response? "Well, he was the only choice you were given."
I am regularly stunned by the number of supposedly intelligent people who believe to their core that they are duty bound to vote against their claimed beliefs. And that all those other names on the ballot/write in just isn’t there.
I am also stunned that these people can reconcile the founders telling us in their very writings to “Vote on principle assured that your vote is never wasted” and then coming to sites like FR knowing better than the people who created the Constitution and the very country.
I think quite a few of them are unaware of our founders’ position, but in my case, giving them the information doesn’t make much difference. It’s an ingrained mindset....if someone has an “R” after his name, he’s automatically the good guy.
You say he supports immigration reform and queer marriage? Ignore that. The magical “R” is all that matters.
True. I was more thinking about the Freepers who KNOW what the founders said and WILLFULLY ignore it or pretzel it into the opposite of what it says...while claiming to be strict constitutionalists who revere them.
Regular people I can ‘understand’. but their still the cause of this. They perpetuate it every election. Sure, no one is perfect. But enough is enough. They ran the biggest liberal to ever wear an R. There is no excuse now for not seeing the GOP for what it is.
You're right. I live 10 minutes east of Lynchburg; our area had a massive voter turnout in 2012. Our polling place was crammed to the maximum, with a waiting time of about two hours to vote, and everyone in the crowd was excited about getting rid of Obama. But the Washington transplants in northern Virginia and the blacks in Hampton Roads carried the day.
It won't get any better, either. Bob McDonnell, our wonderful "conservative" governor, is going to give the vote back to felons. The NAACP is thrilled to bits.
Exactly. There’s no shower hot enough to wash off the stink of voting for the GOPe.
Soconpubbie just posted my favorite quote on another therad.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton
But so many know so much better.
We are of similar minds on this
Well, that's certainly the way the GOPe tells the story. I seem to remember it differently, especially the part about how Cuccinelli was head-and-shoulders above Bolling (who has always been a moderate in actions, if not words) in his conservative bona fides. Also how the grass-roots of the party was tired of "next turn" candidates (like Dole and McCain were at the national level), and wanted a principled conservative for the offices, which led to several people running who were little known... because the known candidates were "next turn" moderates and wouldn't talk or walk conservatism. I also seem to remember a lot of discussion about how the Dems would register as Repubs in order to vote in our primary... and how that led to weak candidates (like... say... Bolling) in previous elections.
But, then again, I guess if you care more about winning than conservatism, Bolling's narrative might be plausible. The only problem is, if you run a moderate so they'll win... even if they do win, they never vote as a conservative...
But Cuccinelli did tell Bolling he was supporting him for Governor early into the current term, and Cuccinelli has never denied that. Bolling chose not to run against McDonnell for the nomination last time and McDonnell then endorsed Bolling for governor the next time, which Cuccinelli was on board with. Bolling was a very conservative state senator and Lt. Governor and has only been sounding like McCain et al since the double cross. No doubt in my mind Bolling would be elected governor this November if he were the nominee. Instead we will get a crook, liar, nimcompoop Clinton liberal.
Now I do believe in conservatism, and I think Bolling would be a far better governor than a crook, liar, nimcompoop Clinton liberal. But you cannot forget the ultimate effect this will have on our Constitution, among other things, as I mentioned in my original post.
Romney DID have significant business experience, and would have been a better President than the Clown.McAuliffe is a leech.
But Romney was a lib and I doubt he would have done much different from Obama.