Virginia’s Corey Stewart: Restoring the Honor?

At last the Virginia Flaggers have found ther ideal candidate for governor: Republican Corey Stewart. He believes that the Confederate Battle Flag is all about heritage, not hate, among other things. It’s a major theme of his campaign.

We’ve been told that the Virginia Flaggers have been changing hearts and minds when it comes to Confederate heritage. Stewart’s candidacy will provide a good test of just how successful they have been, and just how much Virginians have embraced their message. We hope the Flaggers follow Barry Isenhour and support Stewart with all the tools in their arsenal. I’m sure Stewart will welcome the association: it may be one others choose to emphasize.

6 thoughts on “Virginia’s Corey Stewart: Restoring the Honor?

  1. bob carey March 29, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Just a thought, how can Hathaway and the Flaggers support someone for Governor who is not a “real Virginian”. This clown was born in Minnesota and if Suzie and her crowd use the same standard they do with other elected officials within the Commonwealth, then he is not qualified to hold office in Virginia. I smell a double standard. They seem to be a bit hypocritical.

    • Brooks D. Simpson March 29, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Susan Hathaway will tell you that she gets to decide who’s a true Virginian. After all, Karen Cooper’s from New York.

    • Andy Hall March 30, 2017 / 7:26 am

      I’m old enough to remember the presidential election way back in ’16 when the Virginia Flaggers circulated a Facebook meme carping that Tim Kaine was some sort of fraudster because ZOMG he was born in Minnesota! They also claimed that Kaine was responsible for removal of the flags at the VMFA chapel, that happened months after he left the governor’s office. They’re silly, shouty, people who’ve earned every bit of ridicule they get.

  2. hankc9174 March 30, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Use of the confederate flag is an admission that yours is a lost cause

  3. Erik March 30, 2017 / 11:54 am

    He’s at 11% right now. He needs votes and needs this issue to get them. So sad. Hope your Isles bounce the Bs from the playoff hunt.

  4. Andy Hall April 12, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    It will be interesting to see how Stewart does. He’s clearly trying to emulate the Trump campaign model and style at the state level, but whether he wins with the support of fine, upstanding Virginians like Rayond Agnor and Jason Kessler remains to be seen. He’ll do better in the rural parts of the state, but that’s not where the mass of Virginia’s electorate lies. He’s polling well behind Ed Gillespie in the primary, and looks to lose solidly when polled against either Ralph Northam or Tom Perriello. It’s one thing to be sympathetic to (and support retaining) Confederate monuments, but entirely another to make it the central part of one’s campaign that distinguishes Stewart’s focus and political identity. It’s hard to see that as a winning message in Virginia, or anywhere else.

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