This is not a criticism of Terry McAuliffe or his campaign. This is a criticism of the Virginia political establishment that gives credit to the "winner" of the sign wars at the Shad Planking.
Why should a candidate get any favorable attention for lining the road to a single event with a reported 25,000 signs -- roughly 10 per attendee? It's not a show of force, it's a tone-deaf display of wastefulness and excess:
Can't we let candidates impress us with other things? Like, say, their positions on issues?
I'm certainly not claiming total innocence on this one -- my campaign for House of Delegates has ordered yard signs of its own. Our goal was to order just 500 yard signs (most shops have a 1,000-sign minimum and we have no use for that many) that were printed on recycled material (and were ultimately recyclable) and printed in a union shop. But we weren't able to find a shop that could meet all of our needs , so we had to settle for the smaller order printed in a union shop.
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