Will woman vote for this guy?

9 May

Terry-McAuliffe-sizedDemocrat Terry McAuliffe is running against anti-abortion candidate Republican Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia.

You’d think the guy would be a shoe-in with women voters, correct?

He doesn’t stand a chance.

McAuliffe did what every politician thinks they should do – he wrote a book.

And it’s back to haunt him.

Some selected passages:

Following the 9/11 attacks:

“I was one of our party’s most visible spokesmen and I had to keep a low profile after the attacks. I was like a caged rat. I couldn’t travel. I couldn’t make political calls. I couldn’t make money calls. I couldn’t do anything. I went to my office and worked with my staff to prepare for when we could finally come back out again that made me feel a little better, but basically there was nothing for us to do in the immediate aftermath.”

Why he views Syracuse, New York as his “home””

“In fact, whenever I went on TV as the DNC chairman, I always found a way to mention Syracuse which I knew the people back home loved. They knew I hadn’t forgotten them and never would and to this day the Syracuse papers get a kick out of covering me as one of their favorite sons.”

thumbs-down-sizedLeaving his wife in tears in the car with his newborn baby while he went to a fundraiser:

“Dorothy was starting to well up in the backseat. She was having trouble understanding how I could be taking my wife and newborn baby to a fund-raiser on our way home from the hospital. We got to the dinner and by then Dorothy was in tears, and I left her with Justin and went inside. Little Peter was sleeping peacefully and Dorothy just sat there and poor Justin didn’t say a word. He was mortified. I was inside maybe fifteen minutes, said a few nice things about Marty, and hurried back out to the car. I felt bad for Dorothy, but it was a million bucks for the Democratic Party and by the time we got home and the kids had their new little brother in their arms, Dorothy was all smiles and we were one big happy family again. Nobody ever said life with me was easy.”

thumbs-down-sizedAnd the capper – Leaving his wife in the delivery room to go to a party for a Washington Post reporter:

“We got there a little after noon and spent the whole afternoon in her room. I was trying hard not to appear restless, but I am not one to sit still for long and soon I was going stir-crazy, which drove Dorothy nuts. ‘Isn’t there something you need to do?’ she finally said. I told her The Washington Post was having a party that evening… ‘Go!’ she said. ‘You’re like a caged animal here. I’ll call you if I need you.’ I went flying out the door and drove to the party. I kept calling Dorothy to make sure she was fine. I made the rounds at the party and ran into Marjorie Williams, who was writing a story on me for Vanity Fair, magazine. She was shocked to see me at the party. ‘Isn’t Dorothy having a baby today?’ she asked. ‘That’s right,’ I said, ‘but she threw me out the room.’ Marjorie just couldn’t understand how I left Dorothy alone.”

That’s why we say he’s no shoe-in with women voters.

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