Not the time for a Vir­ginia dark horse, say polit­i­cal observers

(The Cen­ter Square) — As November’s Gen­er­al Assem­bly elec­tion nears and state fil­ing dead­lines for the 2024 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion rapid­ly approach, talk of Vir­ginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin enter­ing the race has only inten­si­fied.
Those who have fol­lowed Youngkin’s career know that some saw pres­i­den­tial poten­tial in him even before he was elect­ed gov­er­nor. While he has nev­er said yes to a pres­i­den­tial bid, the clos­est he has come to say­ing no are state­ments that he’ll be focused on help­ing his par­ty com­pete through the Novem­ber elec­tion.
And that’s where his focus should stay, accord­ing to Stephen Farnsworth, pro­fes­sor of polit­i­cal sci­ence and inter­na­tion­al affairs at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary Wash­ing­ton – for more …