Everyone knows that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who has long awaited his own gubernatorial bid, felt stabbed in the back when Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli flip-flopped and announced he would go for Virginia’s top job.
Next, Cuccinelli engineered a party convention rather than a primary election which utterly sidelined Bolling and left him with no chance to get the Republican nomination.
Now Bolling has scheduled a big announcement for March 14, the Ides of March eve. Is Bolling going to stab back, and announce an independent run?
Potentially, that would split the Republicans (the hard-righties would vote for Cuccinelli; the others would go for Bolling) which could allow Democrat Terry McAuliffe to waltz into the governor’s mansion.
The AP notes that Bolling on Wednesday pimped his big announcement while he was guest speaker at a dinner where “Bolling offered barbed jokes at Cuccinelli’s expense.”
Could that be any kind of a clue? Did he suggest the attendees sidle up to the bar and grab themselves a Bloody Caesar?
Does anyone know what those jokes were? I don’t see any reports of specifics as to those.
What do you think Bolling’s going to do?