Kristin Davison of the Spectator World writes, “Youngkin was winning the education fight even before McAuliffe revealed his heart.”. She writes (abridged):
Terry McAuliffe told parents they shouldn’t have a say in their children’s education. […]
[…] Youngkin was able to frame the education debate as a choice: did Virginians believe they should have more of a say in their children’s lives? […]
As we look now to 2022, campaigns seeking to replicate this strategy must be careful not to fall into the trap of single-issue education fights. Each state is different. Every school district has something to be addressed. Take inventory of what your students need, then take it head on. Some say all politics is local; others scoff at that. But if there’s one takeaway from the 2021 election, let it be how true that adage really is.
Kristin Davison is a vice president at Axiom Strategies and was senior strategist on Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin’s winning 2021 Virginia gubernatorial campaign.