Virginia governor McDonnell hits campaign trail; fuels speculation of national run

Chris Christie might be getting some deserved attention right now for his superior leadership in New Jersey, but it’s Bob McDonnell and his 63% approval rating that has raised $2.5 million for GOP candidates nationwide.

Good read today in Politics Daily about McDonnell’s recent campaigning throughout the country, including in New Hampshire, with Republican Governors Association Chair Haley Barbour and possible speculation on what might be on the Virginia governor’s agenda for 2012.

Such talk is always good fun, such as McD running for President or VP, but my personal favorite is that he becomes chairman of the RGA, and then runs for president in 2016. What he does in 2014 to keep himself busy until the campaign for president heats up in 2015 is anyone’s guess, but he shouldn’t run for U.S. Senate – that’s the job for Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in a battle for the ages.

At any rate, McDonnell finishes up his campaign swing here in Virginia with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, Cuccinelli, and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins in a series of stops all across the Commonwealth on Halloween and Monday:

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Northern Virginia Victory 2010 Rally at 1:30pm
Fairfax County Republican Committee HQ
4246 Chain Bridge Road
Farifax, Virginia

Charlottesville Victory 2010 Rally at 5:00pm
Albemarle/Charlottesville GOP HQ
455 Albemarle Square
Charlottesville, Virginia

Blacksburg Victory 2010 Rally at 7:30pm
Montgomery County/Virginia Tech Airport
1601 Tech Center Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Abingdon Victory 2010 Rally at 8:00am
Virginia Highlands Airport
18521 Lee Highway
Abingdon, Virginia

Lynchburg Victory 2010 Rally at 11am
Lynchburg GOP HQ
3700 Candler’s Mountain Road – Unit #2
Lynchburg, Virginia

Danville Victory 2010 Rally at 2pm
Danville Victory Office
625 Piney Forest Road – Suite 207
Danville, Virginia

Virginia Beach Victory 2010 Rally at 5:15pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4453 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Originally posted by J.R. Hoeft at BearingDrift.com