|Bob Goodlatte running for Congress, 1st term.|
|Goodlatte today: Term limits reconsidered.|
It was his rallying cry against Democrat Steve Musselwhite, a popular and successful Roanoke professional, seeking to fill the seat of retiring former GE director Jim Olin, who had been in the House for as long as he deemed necessary.
Today, as one of the senior members of the House, Goodlatte no longer mentions term limits. He sees the wisdom of keeping Congressmen in their seats far more clearly than he saw it 23 years ago. Eyes improving with age? Nah. But the bank account is almost certainly improved and Goodlatte is part of the party inner sanctum that Donald Trump is making so nervous these days.