“Get that spellbinder’s credentials,” shouts Mayor Shinn in the popular musical, The Music Man, when the con man professor Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, to start a boys’ band.
Richmond, Virginia, isn’t River City, but in the aftermath of the recent Eric Cantor versus David Brat election, we hear many calling to see ‘the credentials’ of some of the primary voters.
Let me share my credentials with you. My wife, Brenda, and I lived in Virginia for twelve years before returning to our native Ohio in 2007. We lived initially in Staunton, a charming small town nestled within the Shenandoah Valley, and later we lived in Henrico County.
I was Chair of the Staunton Republican Committee and was very active in Republican politics throughout our time in the Commonwealth including working for Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former Governor Jim Gilmore.