Ralph Northam and the rest of the statewide Democrat ticket are skipping the annual Buena Vista parade this year — and that’s not sitting well with the local activists.

Buena Vista Democratic Committee Chairman Ronald Gravatt laments, “I really would like to see them get a little more up close and personal with the general public…”

It’s something we’ve heard a lot from grassroots Democrats unimpressed with Ralph Northam’s lazy campaign style and laser-like focus on his base in the state’s major population centers while ignoring entire regions of the state.