It is all about turnout - which is why I cannot place too much value in these polls. And unfortunately, while I am fine with Cucinneli’s stances on the social issues, the turnout for him will be whether or not voters who personally are angered by his views on the social issues will be able to look past it so that they don’t leave Virginia stuck with a socialist opponents of free enterprise. I know of several University students who have been campaigning and going door to door for Cucinelli despite their personal vehement disagreement with him - and for the record, of course, I personally do NOT share these disagreements - on several social issues because, simply put, they can see that he is the only chance VA has at getting a Governor who won’t become the arch enemy of businesses, big and small, in this state.
I agree but I think McAuliffe may be overdoing it with his over the top ads about Cuccinelli. Most are just outright lies. Cuccinelli has never opposed birth control. He is simply Prolife and the only thing he has did is push for abortion clinics to meet the same safety standards as any clinic or hospital. Cuccinelli seldom talks or emphasizes social issues. He’s not favorable to gay activists. It doesn’t mean he hates gays nor is it the primary concern of his. I’m glad some students are doing this because it is extremely important to have a Governor who will hold the line on growth of state government and fight against federal encroachment like Obamacare. A Terry McAuliffe in office is like mainlining the worst of Obama’s and Clinton’s Washington. Thanks for your insight.
What’s the GOP resistance to Cuccinelli? What were his missteps?