The main focus of the day was the 2016 Presidential race. We spoke about the various politicians currently vying for both the Republican and Democratic nominations. On the Democratic side, the main candidates were Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with a small sampling of Jim Webb. Switching over to the Republicans, Donald Trump took center stage and there was some discussion of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and even a little Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Jim Gilmore thrown into the mix. Although I would have liked to mention Gary Johnson and the Libertarians, we are still waiting for his official announcement.
In addition, we also discussed the problematic issue of gerrymandering in Virginia.