If you haven’t visited JTHmishmash blog before (blogroll on sidebar), I would suggest you drop by occasionally. The young man has great spirit, good insight and is trying to change the political landscape for young voters with an eyes open approach to the truth. I wish we had many more trying to serve us as he does. He’s given me permission to reproduce his letter here but I would suggest you stop by there and tell him how you feel. I’m sure he would appreciate your comments and insight.

” Mr. McAuliffe,

As a candidate for Governor, you’d probably want to talk to as many Virginians as possible before the election in November. That’s the impression I got from you when you said this back in April, at the opening of one of your campaign offices:

“If you’ve got someone to talk to me, I’ll go and talk to ya, no matter where that is”

I believe that statement is something every candidate should live by. It’s a pretty good idea, as a candidate for Governor, to give the people you’re hoping to represent a chance to meet and chat with you. After witnessing your actions, I’m beginning to get the impression that you don’t actually want to answer questions under the spotlight from average citizens in the Commonwealth.  You haven’t given us any opportunities and your campaign doesn’t even respond to my emails.  It seems to me that your actions are an opposite to your words.

Your opponent Ken Cuccinelli has been traveling all across our state trying to chat with as many people as possible. Mr. Cuccinelli has already held ten town hall events called “Community Chats with Ken”.  In fact, I just noticed the Cuccinelli campaign has added five more community chat dates to their event listing!  It’s pretty obvious that he’s making a continuous effort to get out and talk with average citizens instead of just wining and dining big money donors.

With a quick Google search I was able to find out about three separate fundraisers you’ve hosted with your wealthy connections from within Washington (and it looks like you have another one coming up soon with Hillary Clinton).  I spent even more time looking for events where citizens could have the opportunity to meet you and express their concerns, but came up empty-handed.

I guess the point here is, if you’re going to try to be our governor, you need to talk to the people first. Maybe you don’t want to answer my questions because I’m probably not going to vote for you, but at least talk to the rest of Virginia so they know what you’re about beyond the prepared statements and attack ads.

“If you’ve got someone to talk to me, I’ll go and talk to ya, no matter where that is”

Mr. McAuliffe, Virginia wants to talk with you, just give us a chance.

As I previously mentioned, I have a couple of questions for you, so if you read this, please let me know how I can ask them.  Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

God bless.

Sincerely,

John Hill

A Voting Virginian “