I think the Dems will sweep VA in 2013 and maybe 2014 too. The GOP is too disorganized there, and the state is overrurn with popular northern liberals in the DC metro area. Little people in Lynchburg, Radford, or Roanoke just can’t compete there.
You're right. I live 10 minutes east of Lynchburg; our area had a massive voter turnout in 2012. Our polling place was crammed to the maximum, with a waiting time of about two hours to vote, and everyone in the crowd was excited about getting rid of Obama. But the Washington transplants in northern Virginia and the blacks in Hampton Roads carried the day.
It won't get any better, either. Bob McDonnell, our wonderful "conservative" governor, is going to give the vote back to felons. The NAACP is thrilled to bits.