Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe did not announce his likely 2020 presidential campaign this morning on the John Fredericks Radio Show.
Speculation was that T-Mac would use the radio show as the platform to announce his campaign now that a new fundraising quarter has started. Candidates who announce in April can get a fresh start with a chance to raise money for a strong Q2 financial report.
But who makes such a huge announcement on April Fool’s Day? If he had said he was running, then the jokes would be even more widespread than when T-Mac makes, what looks like, his inevitable move into an already crowded field. The former DNC chairman has been active in Iowa and New Hampshire.
T-Mac, who left his wife in the car alone to stop in for a fundraiser on the way home from the hospital after giving birth, is a national figure in Democratic Party circles. Had his friend Hillary Clinton won the White House in 2016, T-Mac would likely be a cabinet member right now, but she lost.
My favorite T-Mac quote is still-
“We’ll go have lunch. We’ll go have drinks. We’ll work the phones. We’ll do whatever it takes to get things done.”
That should be his 2020 campaign slogan.