Ethics reform and Medicaid expansion should be at the top of the Democrat’s list of priorities during his four-year term.
New governors are routinely advised not to betray the trust of those who elected them. The benefit of the doubt is not a house-warming gift Terry McAuliffe will find waiting for him at the executive mansion. His most crucial task will be to earn that trust.
He has four short years to do so, while simultaneously building a meaningful legacy. His best chance for success is to view those assignments as one and the same.