Skip to comments.A Hard Road for Cuccinelli The prospects for the gubernatorial candidate are dim, but not nil.
Posted on 11/01/2013 9:35:05 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative
Things could look brighter for Ken Cuccinelli, Virginias attorney general and Republican gubernatorial nominee. You dont have to be Nate Silver to figure out that the last few months polls have largely been bad news for him, ranging from not-optimal (not trailing as badly as he had been!) to apocalyptic. But Virginia Republicans are holding out hope, and conversations with a range of the Commonwealths political insiders show a broad consensus about the AGs prospects: His chances of victory, while bleak, arent nonexistent.
Heres a potential path, as laid out by onlookers:
First, insiders who spoke with National Review Online concurred that a low turnout would be great news for the Republican candidate. If turnout is under 40 percent and around 30 percent, then Cuccinelli could be the next governor, says one Virginia GOP operative.
Another Republican insider says that the working theory has been that the lower the turnout, the better. Both campaigns have drawn criticism for running negative ads most recently when the Roanoke Times refused to endorse anyone in the contest, saying the tone of the election had been one of sordid filth but this kind of messiness could be a boon for Cooch, because negative campaigns typically result in lower voter turnout
Cuccinellis supporters are much more devoted than Democrat Terry McAuliffes, adds one Old Dominion operative. Thats always been the theory of the case, even going back to March, says the operative, is that these voters are more motivated, they love Cuccinelli, they will vote for him come Hell or high water. Whereas McAuliffe voters are a mile wide and an inch deep.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
The disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act could also be a bonus for the Cuccinelli campaign."
I've been following this race from the "other Washington" and praying that Ken wins. It's encouraging that his #s are going up and McAwful's are going down (per the last poll). Prayers up and fingers crossed.
If Virginians do not want what we have in Maryland, they better show up and vote for Cucchinelli.
It’s too bad Cuccinelli doesn’t have another month. That’s about when all this Obamacare crap is going to start hitting the fan. I’m hoping but only time will tell.
This should be a lesson for the Republicans not to delay any Obamacare mandates.
Send contributions Freepers!
I did, yesterday.
If Virginians do not want what we have in Maryland
I live in Arnold Maryland which is outside of Annapolis. What do we have that Virginia doesn’t? We definitely have better roads and the schools are ranked number 1 in the country. We do have a jerk in the Governor’s Office right now but that can easily change.
This is a year old but well worth watching.
(Excerpt, "Our Ageless Constitution," p. xiv, reformatted)Clearly, McAuliffe's ties to so-called "progressives" Bill and Hillary Clinton do not hold to such a "creed," and in future years, his devotion to the regressive policies of Obama and the Clintons are going to fall out of favor with most Americans, especially when they begin to see more of the coercive control of their paychecks, their freedom, and their medical care in the hands of inept and feckless "leaders" like the current Administration and its former Sec. of State.
"Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union and representative government. Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation;
- entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our own industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow-citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions and their sense of them;
= enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man;
- acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter
with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people?
- Still one thing more, fellow-citizensa wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
- This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
"About to enter, fellow-citizens, on the exercise of duties which comprehend everything dear and valuable to you,
- it is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government, and consequently those which ought to shape its Administration. I will compress them within the narrowest compass they will bear, stating the general principle, but not all its limitations.
- Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political;
- peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none;
- the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against antirepublican tendencies;
- the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad;
- a jealous care of the right of election by the peoplea mild and safe corrective of abuses which are lopped by the sword of revolution where peaceable remedies are unprovided;
- absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of republics, from which is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism;
- a well disciplined militia, our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them;
- the supremacy of the civil over the military authority; economy in the public expense, that labor may be lightly burthened;
- the honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith;
- encouragement of agriculture, and of commerce as its handmaid;
- the diffusion of information and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of the public reason;
- freedom of religion; freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected.
These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civic instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety."
I thought recent polls were showing that Cuccinelli was close to catching up? This article is a big letdown. Sounds like we should prepare for a loss.
this article must have been penned by Debbie Downer.
Stay positive and call all of your Va. friends... more effective than phoning or door to door.
Contact the campaign: FREEPERS: YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.
Tell Sarvis to get the h’ll off the ballot!
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Of course we also have “conservatives” like Jennifer Rubin writing obituaries for Ken.
If obamatollah, Hell & Bill are campaigning for Terry the Rat, it must be tight.
Alas, the Rat’s voter fraud will swing the final results...
Rain Tax, Flush tax, Doubled registration fees , Same sex marriage, You know, Crap like that
One did. Others did not. McAulliffe is in cruise mode so obviously his internals show him with a comfortable lead and all he wants to do now is not make a mistake. But off-year elections have had more than one surprise ending in the past and both candidates are depending on the 'hold your nose and vote for me' voters. It'll depend on who gets out the most.
Rain Tax, Flush tax, Doubled registration fees , Same sex marriage, You know, Crap like that
I forgot about those. My property taxes are 7200 a year so I just close my eyes and write the check. I can say that property taxes are higher than many places. So is the state taxes out of our work checks. I completely forgot about same sex marriage. I have not heard anyone getting married in Arnold or even Annapolis. Maybe they are in Baltimore.
We do have emissions tests in Maryland. The only County that does not have emissions tests is St. Marys
Only a fool would trade his freedom for smooth roads....