If the GOP nominates McDonnell, Scott, Christie or Rubio, it cam look forward to another defeat in 2016.
With the GOP increasingly acting like a Lite Democrat, who needs it? Voters will prefer the real Coke over the pretend one.
VA is going to get a Democratic Governor this November, no thanks to McDonnell.
The housing boom is still going on in Maryland too. It turned Howard county (SW of Baltimore) from solid Red to solid Blue with endless new housing developments and road projects, and its new citizens just love tax increases.
This is the flaw in Thomas Sowell’s unlimited land development views, when teamed with endless Fed spending, OH, and lots of immigration.
They vote for bigger government and higher taxes.
In spite of all the claims made that Republicans want to cut government spending, it simply is not true. People want the pork brought home to their area, no matter what they say they want. All the Chamber of Commerce types get misty eyed when somebody talks about government money coming their way. Every state, city, and town has an economic development department that attempts to plan the local economy and pick winners and losers in business. Face it, if Americans really wanted smaller government and less spending, we would have it by now.
“Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” ~ Bastiat
In think McDonnell has a point when he argues that, without spending more on transportation, Virginians will be paying even more due to the costs of congestion — the value that travelers place on their time, higher gas bills, more wear and tear on their cars, land use restrictions required by clogged roads, and increased insurance rates due to increased likelihood of accidents.
The needed revenue should have been raised entirely from the users, via the gas tax or tolls. And some of the mass transit spending will not be cost effective. But Virginians could not wait for years for the perfect bill to get passed.