At least that would be my preference and is what polls are predicting. The Democratic candidate for Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, called Floyd the “real capital of Virginia” when he spoke at the Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store. I arrived late, after babysitting my grandsons all day, and missed his brief stump speech from the stage, in which he praised Floyd for its music, culture and tourism. Blue Ridge Muse’s Doug Thompson was covering the event and let me watch and listen to the video he shot, while McAuliffe was busy flat footing on the dance floor with the crowd.
The Floyd Country Store is a popular venue for political candidates. Past Governors and Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Jim Webb, and even Vice President Joe Biden, have all come to the Country Store, a place where music and cultures merge and down home fun prevails.
Watch Doug’s video HERE.