By Arlen Grossman
It appears I must be the only progressive Democrat around who thinks Governor Ralph Northam deserves to stay in office. It appears most Democrats are leaping over each other to pile onto Governor Northam and demand that he resign.
The amount of hysterical reaction seems to me to be way over the top. There was a racist photo on his yearbook page that he claims he doesn’t know about and is not a part of. Who can say otherwise and be sure? The photograph was on his page in his medical school yearbook 35 years ago, and his career record on race has been good. He hasn’t lynched anyone or called anyone the n-word.
One questionable photo which he denies knowledge of should not the the basis or ruining a man’s life and career. Hang in there, Governor, and don’t be a victim of knee-jerk PC like Al Franken was.
Unless I see clear evidence of racist feelings and action from Governor Northam, I hope he gets the benefit of the doubt and remains in the office he was elected to.