A Governor is embroiled in a scandal. His Deputy, could follow him with a resignation in another. In the same way as the Minister of justice of the Federal state would be the Next in the series. All three are members of a party – and the salmon at the end of the Fourth, the next in the political line of succession, is in the other. Sounds like a great political cinema? Welcome to Virginia.
What is happening there right now is stunning. The Governor of Virginia has become a Symbol. For a Ralph Northam is the latent racism that is widespread especially in the South of the USA still far, for all the wounds that are inflicted on African Americans over the centuries. For the other, he represents the hated Left, the have no respect for life, and, as President Donald Trump, in his speech to the Nation, babies "execute" wool tinted.
Northam was listening to a carrier of hope
Only the votes in favour of Northam, are hardly. Here, the former children's doctor was the great hope of the Democrats, a Liberal who sought to 2017, the Governor's office in the former Republican stronghold.
called But with an opinion for late abortions in extreme situations, the 59-Year-old, the ultra-conservative forces to the Plan. The issue of abortion divides the country almost as well as the right to carry a gun. Not long after the Trump-close-to-Internet-magazine "Big League Politics" a 35-year-old photo from a school year book published. Under Northams names of two young, white men, a black makeup, the other in Ku-Klux-Klan-panel. A politically catastrophic photo: The "black facing" is the reduction of the Black.
His response was amateurish
Whether Northam is one of the two students in the picture, was no longer important – was amateurish in his reaction. The Democrats, who fear the accusation of hypocrisy, since their followers Trump described as a racist, walked rapidly at a distance: African-Americans, an important group of voters for you.More about
case Ralph Northam, The moral Rigorism of the Democrats is riskyChristoph von Marschall
But Northam does not want to give up. He has hired a Washington-based crisis PR firm, and in particular those of African-Americans to work with clergy met and promised to broach the issue of racism more. The rising – curiously, also, because both of his designated successor, falter also. It will be exciting in Virginia.