Dr. Astrid Sarvis has recorded and released her appeal for a reconsideration of the decision that excluded her husband, Rob Sarvis, from the October 24 Virginia gubernatorial debate. The 15-minute self-made video can be watched at this link from the Sarvis campaign web page.
Dr. Sarvis relates how she grew up in the Delta region of western Mississippi, and how her mother experienced the struggle for an end to public school segregation. The video explains that even today in that region, the overwhelming majority of white students attend private schools, and the region’s public schools are of poor quality. Nevertheless, Dr. Sarvis became a pediatrician. She also makes it very clear that the rules for debate inclusion were never clearly explained, before the decision was made. She asks that Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, and the debate sponsors, reconsider their decision not to allow a three-candidate debate. Read Darcy Richardson’s commentary about the video here. Thanks to UncoveredPolitics for the link.