Former Vice Mayor Meredith Richards, former Albemarle party Chairman William B. Harvey and liberal/progressive blogger Waldo Jaquith all said Tuesday that they may seek some future political office but have decided not to run in a June 14 Democratic primary to try to succeed Del. Mitchell Van Yahres, D-Charlottesville.
I have to confess that I'm most disappointed that Waldo Jaquith has decided not to throw his hat in the ring. Waldo, the founder of Virginia Family Values PAC, is not only my favorite Virginia blogger, but he's a progressive who has demonstrated time and again that he has the courage, convictions, and creativity to be an effective leader, both in the party and in the community. I know Waldo's got a number of irons in the fire, from classes to upcoming nuptials to his latest grand plan to rebuild the party, and I can't blame him for his decision that now is not the right time...but still. A girl can dream. (UPDATE: Our friend Lowell at Raising Kaine, definitely not a girl, also asks, "Where's Waldo?")