Skip to comments.The Big Guy and the Little Guy in Virginia
Posted on 09/16/2013 10:29:30 AM PDT by Hoodat
Here in Virginia, the site of the only competitive statewide race in 2013, theres an extreme contrast between the two choices . . . and yet the polls suggest Virginians are about to choose the rich guy whose whole career has been built on connecting wealthy donors to politicians over the candidate whos spent a good chunk of his life fighting for the littlest of guys.
Ken Cuccinelli can make a strong case that hes done more for the little guy in this state and this country than Terry McAuliffe will ever do.
You dont get a lot of credit for hiring a guy wrongfully convicted of rape to do clerical work in your office, to help him get back on his feet.
You dont get a lot of credit for working in food banks and working with groups providing mental-health treatment for Richmonds homeless, and then donating $100,000 to the group.
You dont get a lot of credit for leading a protest and forcing the University of Virginia to hire a full-time coordinator to prevent and address sexual assault on campus. In fact, decades later, your opponent will run ads suggesting you hate women.
You dont get a lot of credit for taking on your largest donor, Dominion Virginia Power, in court and limiting their ability to raise rates for consumers.
Cuccinelli is the little guy in this race. For the past eight years, Ken Cuccinelli has earned between $134,000 and $264,000 before taxes. That may seem like a lot, and it is a lot, to most people . . . but remember Cuccinelli has seven kids, and sends his older children to Catholic school. (The Cuccinellis home-school their children through sixth grade.) He drives a minivan.
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Why doesn’t Cuccinelli attack McAuliffe the same way that Democrats successfully attacked Mitt Romney in 2012?
The out of touch Rich Guy Insider, it would be easy work!?
McAulliffe is so sleazy that I feel I need a shower after hearing him speak.
Unfortunately, here in VA, it's simply fashionable to vote for whomever has the (D) after his name when it comes to statewide elections. Voters know McAuliffe is corrupt as a day is long, but the invasion into the northern part of the state has killed the rest of it, and we have too many people who vote party ID. McAuliffe has had massive amounts of propaganda help from the Washington Post and other big media, and of course the scandal (that's not really a scandal) that's roped in Gov. Bob McDonnell.
I survived “onegunamonth” Wilder, and barely tolerated Bozo (Tim) the Kaine. But if this Clinton flavored slug becomes governor, that could be the final straw that pushes me to bid adieu to my beloved Virginia.
I have been seeing a fair number of ads that are very tough on TMac.
I don't really think it is that simplistic.
It’s moving very much in that direction. No way should Obama have won re-election in this state, yet it happened.
You’d be welcome here in North Carolina ;)!
No, he shouldn’t have, but he did, for a myriad of reasons other than “it’s fashionable.”
Exactly. I was a Virginian for decades and still have friends there. It is a widespread attitude (not among friends) of “I’m voting for the Dem I don’t care who it is”. I’ve seen about a half dozen polls and Cuccinelli can’t get above 38%. That is horrifying.
The DC suburbs just overwhelm the whole state; the little guys in Radford etc. can’t do a thing about it. It might have been that way in LA too without Katrina reducing the size of New Orleans. VA is also, as another poster said last week, “stuck on stupid.”
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