I’ve attended the Shad Planking for a number of years now. With the announcement that Ken Cuccinelli will speak but Terry McAuliffe will not, I’m not sure whether I’ll make the trip.
Part of the reason I’ve attended in the past is to reconnect with some of my friends on the right that I rarely see. But part of the reason is so that the stories that come out of the event are not so slanted. Yes, there are far too many Confederate flags. And yes, it’s not the most welcoming place for a Democrat. But given that this was, initially, a Democratic event, I think it’s important for us to go.
I just don’t know that it’s going to be me there this year.