Publisher’s Notebook: Real Leadership

The following is an eMail message I received from Lt. Governor and Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam in response to this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, VA. I reproduce it here as an example of how real leaders address important issues. It is a welcome contrast to statements from the fake leader occupying the White House.

[Fellow Virginian],

Today, our hearts break: They break for the efforts to bring hate and division to our Commonwealth. They break for the victims of this act of white supremacist terror. They break for the lives lost, and the families grieving now.

I offer my deepest condolences to the families and victims—I know I join many Virginians today praying for the young woman who lost her life in a reckless act of terrorism, and the tragic loss of two Virginia State Police troopers who perished in a helicopter crash outside Charlottesville on Saturday. These brave Virginians are some of the best we have to offer, and my thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones today and in the difficult weeks ahead. Continue reading