Tom Davis on Tom Perriello: 'Still very viable'
Republicans may be crowing over knocking off U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello in Virginia's fifth congressional district, just days after President Obama campaigned for him in Charlottesville, but Perriello's got one admirer within the GOP: former Rep. Tom Davis.
in an interview Wednesday, Davis praised Perriello for sticking to principle and not running from his Congressional record during his losing campaign against state Sen. Robert Hurt.
"Everyone went the other way and Perriello stood his ground," he said. "He was the exception, and it's why he gets everyone's begrudging admiration."
He continued: "He's got nothing to be ashamed of. He fought a good fight. He was just in the wrong fight."
As for Perriello's future, Davis predicted the freshman congressman is hardly done in politics.
"In my opinion, he is still very viable," Davis said. "The sky's the limit for him...He's universally respected. If he wants to stay in politics, he's the kind of person you want in politics. He's principled. He's earnest. He's polite. He's all of those things. He can come up to Fairfax, and he'll probably win forever."
| November 3, 2010; 3:23 PM ET
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