National implications for McDonnell's Confederate proclamation?
The Fix's Chris Cillizza has been talking to national strategists about whether Gov. Bob McDonnell's Confederate History Month proclamation and subsequent apology for leaving out mention of slavery puts him out of contention as a national candidate.
"It's a lasting scar mainly for its combination of stupidity, insensitivity and ignorance about the Civil War," one senior Republican strategist told Cillizza.
"Sixty days and it's ancient history," said another.
McDonnell has long denied national ambitions, but that hasn't stopped the political pundits from repeatedly naming him as a national prospect.
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April 8, 2010; 12:16 PM ET
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