It is about the candidates running for mayor in Richmond. Wilder is unhappy about how some of them are talking about him.
You didn't know this race was about Doug? Well, if you read his piece that appeared in the Sunday Commentary section of the Richmond Times Dispatch, you'll understand.
Click here to read the entire piece, "Would-Be Successors Just Don't Make the Grade," which comes across mostly as petty criticism of any politician who dares to suggest that Wilder's style of leadership over the last four years has been disappointing.
One candidate for the past three years has used his position on the City Council simply to further his political career while continually disparaging and undermining the city.
Another candidate, who opposed the direct election of the mayor both before and after the people approved it by a margin of four to one -- and even protested to the Justice Department that the change would violate the Voting Rights Act -- now wants to lead them. A third candidate who many thought had the potential to be a new leader has shown no recognition of any positive change that should be continued.
Of course, Hizzoner means well ... mean is easy for him.