Warner: Time for those who seek common ground to step up

Mark Warner, looking back on his first year in the United States Senate, thinks he bit his tongue too much. His bites these days are aimed at taking chunks out of the extremes on the left and the right.

“The super left in my party, the MoveOn crowd in my party, and the Tea Party crowd in the other party, they both don’t seek compromise,” said Warner, a Democrat elected to represent Virginia in the Senate in 2008 after a highly successful term as Virginia’s governor from 2002-2006, after a visit to Staunton on Monday to take part in a summit on local and regional tourism efforts.

Mark Warner, looking back on his first year in the United States Senate, thinks he bit his tongue too much. His bites these days are aimed at taking chunks out of the extremes on the left and the right.

“The super left in my party, the MoveOn crowd in my party, and the Tea Party crowd in the other party, they both don’t seek compromise,” said Warner, a Democrat elected to represent Virginia in the Senate in 2008 after a highly successful term as Virginia’s governor from 2002-2006, after a visit to Staunton on Monday to take part in a summit on local and regional tourism efforts.

Read the rest of this story – and listen to the entire Mark Warner interview – at WhenVirginiaWasBlue.com.


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