I absolutely agree with that. And, at the very least, remain hopeful that Virginians have much more good sense and judgement than the rest of America in that regard. I am optimistic that authentic Virginians, as opposed to the Maryland and DC transplants, are gonna turn out in much larger numbers than conservatives did for Romney. Only problem is that bracing yourself for huge letdowns has become a necessity if you are not a leftist complete statist.
All I can say from my door knocking in central Virginia is that I’m seeing increased enthusiasm from Red Virginia. They aren’t equivocating. Most of the voters I’m contacting are voting straight GOP. I’ve worked on campaigns that were not doing well and one of those was Jim Gilmores senate campaign in 2008 and the one feature I kept running into was Republicans who were voting for Warner. It was bad. That was one reason I was absolutely shocked by the Ras poll which thankfully was an outlier. This race is about turnout and if conservatives don’t turn out for our GOP ticket this year then they deserve to lose Virginia.