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The state both parties want (Virginia)
Politico ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns

Posted on 05/04/2012 6:40:58 AM PDT by C19fan

The verdict is in: Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in Virginia was not a fluke. For the once reliably Republican state, competitive presidential elections are the new normal. Just look at the candidates’ schedules. President Obama will make Richmond the site of his kickoff campaign rally this Saturday and, as he often does, will motorcade across the Potomac on Friday for an official event in Northern Virginia, this one devoted to student loans at an Arlington high school. Mitt Romney has two stops in Virginia lined up this week, Wednesday in Northern Virginia and Thursday in Hampton Roads, and he will also be in Lynchburg to speak to graduates of Liberty University next week.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; virginia
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/src on/As a Virginia resident I can't wait for the flood of robo-calls/src off/
1 posted on 05/04/2012 6:41:07 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Well, with the infestation of entitled government “workers” up north, it isn’t looking good.

It certainly would’ve helped for the GOP to nominate a viable candidate as well.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 6:44:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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Must be maddening to live in that state and watch Obama trying to buy control of it by stuffing the Federal payrolls with NoVA residents.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Really bizaro world driving up to NoVa and DC. You can’t help notice all the construction going on. My sister and her family went to DC for a vacation and she commented on what appears to be the good times in DC metro with lots of Federal workers and other parasites looking happy and the shops filled with people. Her husband got pissed the bureaucrats taking what appears to be extended breaks watching the 747 carrying the Space Shuttle was doing loops around DC.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 6:49:47 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: ScottinVA

I’m a little late and I was going to say the same thing you noted in post #2, and “infestation” was the word I was going to use, but not only as regards government employees but to the many employees of the other organizations dependent on the government (the “Beltway Bandits”) that have grown up over the years.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 6:49:47 AM PDT by OldPossum
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I thought the election in 2009 (governor?) showed a tenuous hold in VA for the Dems. In any case, this November Obama will have to campaign in every state. There are few if any states where the mlajority of voters would say they are better off 4 years ago (at least states that have a chance of voting Dem).


6 posted on 05/04/2012 6:51:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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Va use to be one of my favorite states.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 6:55:12 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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“I thought the election in 2009 (governor?) showed a tenuous hold in VA for the Dems.”

It is a tenuous hold for the Dems and Obozo can be easily blitzkrieged into submission by certain powers that be manipulating the fragile economy into another downturn.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 6:56:49 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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“and he will also be in Lynchburg to speak to graduates of Liberty University next week”

If I were a Liberty student I would boycott this.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 6:58:10 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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Commencement at Va Tech this year is Moochele. The WH “muscled” their way in over Mark Warner for obvious reasons. (I know he isn’t much better) Certainly the world would’ve ended had Nancy, Barbara or Laura tried this.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 7:07:22 AM PDT by albie
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If it is politico it is hideous childish BS.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 7:08:43 AM PDT by boomop1
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“muscled” their way in over Mark Warner for obvious reasons. (I know he isn’t much better)


You’re absolutely correct. Warner was fond of campaigning in 2008 as an “independent voice” in the Senate. He has voted nearly firewall in alignment with Obama, and is nothing more than a funny-sounding mouthpiece for the Regime. Problem is.. Warner is one of those “sainted ones” who can do no wrong.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 7:15:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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The robo-calls have been out of hand around here the last 2 or 3 years. This guy Barker was so insistent with his calling I took to threatening to call the cops on door to door campaigners ~ it didn't work.

I still have half a dozen of them tied up in the basement, gags affixed, but the costs of feeding them are getting out of hand. What I don't understand is why the Democrats haven't reported these campaign workers missing. it's been a long time. They all need new clothes and showers with soap.

13 posted on 05/04/2012 7:20:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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The 2009 vote was 1,163,523 votes for McDonnell, then a Republican, and 818,909 for Deeds, the Democrat.

The 2012 President primary shows Mitt Romney with 158,053 suporters (59.5%) and Ron Paul with 107,480 (40.5%)

As you can see, with no competition, and his supporters having a full field of play, Romney got about 13% of a normal Republican turnout in an off year election.

You don't win in swing states with that sort of popularity.

He hasn't improved since then.

I think the Washington Post poll said at least that but maybe some Freepers didn't realize how utterly unpopular Romney was and is in Virginia. About his only fan is that McDonnell guy ~ he's supposed to be a Conservative but apparently he was one of the principals in the scheme to keep all the other candidates off the Virginia ballot.

14 posted on 05/04/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ScottinVA
The last Warner went out of office a drooler, but this Warner came into office a drooler.

Just one thing after another eh.

15 posted on 05/04/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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I’m no advocate for Romney, but in November voters will have a choice between Romney & Obama (and I don’t believe Obama is so popular down there). I can’t think of a single state (including Illinois) where Obama wouldn’t have to campaign & spend tons to defeat Romney; he would have had to do that regardless of who wins the Republican nomination because so many people are worse off than before.

There has been no elections since 2008 in which Dems can take heart, while there is much cause for optimism for Republicans in the 2009 and 2010 elections.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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“Obama’s 2008 victory in Virginia was not a fluke.”

NO, but it was a fraud. A very smart fraud. The BHO ‘08 campaign enlisted college students from unquestionably blue states to register and vote here. Thousands and thousands of them. That it violated state law about residency made no difference to then-Gov. Kaine and his cronies (and it surely won’t this year with Kaine on the ballot).

Why not? Their votes at home would not affect the election, but it would in VA. If our electoral boards don’t tighten up for the ‘12 election, VA could go blue again. It ain’t the natives doing it.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 7:42:03 AM PDT by EDINVA
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"while there is much cause for optimism for Republicans in the 2009 and 2010 elections."

One would think the 2012 would be a slam dunk for anybody running against the failures and abuses of the current administration. Yet look at the electoral college math. The conventional wisdom is that the 0ne has 247 EV's locked in. He only has to win 23 additional votes for re-election. Demographics and values in VA and elsewhere are changing. We just fail to accept the trend as we view the nation through our Freeper tinted glasses.

18 posted on 05/04/2012 7:49:55 AM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: EDINVA

Agreed.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: muawiyah

So true.

Could you imagine having to hear Mark Warner’s bizarre-sounding vocal cadence through an entire workday?


20 posted on 05/04/2012 7:57:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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