Yesterday Ryan Nobles of NBC 12 in Richmond had a thought-provoking post which looked at the possibility of former Governor and former Richmond Mayor Doug Wilder crossing party lines and endorsing Republican Bob McDonnell for Governor.
My take is that Wilder would only endorse in this race unless he believed his endorsement would make a difference in the outcome of the race. Given his apparent personal distaste for Terry McAuliffe, I think you can guarantee a Wilder endorsement for McDonnell if McAuliffe is the Democratic nominee.
But I think Wilder would sit out the race if Moran or Deeds is the nominee for the Democrats — he just wouldn’t have an impact.
Ryan also had a very telling interview with Bob McDonnell on the subject.