Archive for June 22nd, 2012
Sabato, one of the most quoted political analysts in America has more than 39 thousand followers on twitter and has made his opinion on the case very clear.
Among other things he called on Governor Bob McDonnell to get involved. Something the Governor did today when he sent the Board of Visitors a letter warning them that unless they come to some sort of resolution by Tuesday, he will ask for their resignations.
Kelly Avellino covered that portion of the story for NBC12 on Friday.
I spoke to Sabato at length about the UVA controversy, a situation that he has not given any TV interviews about. Our interview came before McDonnell issued his letter to the Board, but Sabato’s comments are still relevant considering the situation is still very much unresolved.
You can see his full comments below:
Dr. Larry Sabato, the director of UVA’s Center for Politics invited a number of journalists and former government officials to the State Capitol to discuss the 2012 race.
The panel of journalists included Christina Bellantoni, the politics editor of PBS’s NewsHour. (pictured) Jonathon Martin reporter for POLITICO, former Rep. Tom Davis, Lauren Whittington, the politics editor for Roll Call and Jill Lawrence, managing editor for politics at the National Journal.
The panel touched on a number of key issues in the race and beyond. I got a my own “mini-panel” discussion after the event. Bellantoni joined me for a live chat on NBC12′s First at 4.
You can see the full interview below:
Sabato also took some time to talk to me afterward. We discussed how the average Virginian may not be prepared for just how much attention the Commonwealth is about to get.