By Shawn Day
When Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced last week that he wouldn’t run for governor as an independent candidate, the lifelong Republican conceded one of the reasons was his desire to keep his political identity.
Longtime friends, he said in an emailed statement, “encouraged me to not give up on the Republican Party and continue working to get our party back on a more mainstream course.”
Given recent events, that could be his next full-time job.
Day is an editorial writer for The Virginian-Pilot.