This Radtke business is a serious distraction from a larger issue. I am convinced that George Allen is not going to be able to beat Tim Kaine. And even if George Allen could beat Tim Kaine (and polling suggests he can), there is a more problematic issue — while I have no doubt George Allen will routinely tell the Democrats no, I also have no | Read More »
Regarding Jamie Radtke
UPDATED: As I note here, Jamie Radtke insists through her lawyer and the press that she was not drinking, so you’ll have to ignore the reviews of those spectators who saw her performance and thought she had been. That, of course, raises other questions about her abilities on the campaign trail to give that performance sober. ———————————–I was fortunate not to witness Jamie Radtke’s speech | Read More »
Is Jim Moran Just Stupid?
According to Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, Barack Obama is opposed because he is black. No, it has nothing to do with his policies. Nothing at all. Moran even took shots at former slave holding states, including his own, which, like the slave holding state of North Carolina, went for Barack Obama. “In this case a lot of people in this country, I believe, don’t | Read More »
George Allen’s Problem
Today, former Senator George Allen is expected to announce his intention to run against the man who beat him six years ago — Jim Webb. Of course it remains uncertain whether Webb will even run again. I have met George Allen a number of times, like him tremendously, but I have personally decided to support Jamie Radtke for the Senate. Once someone has been beaten, | Read More »
The Love Affair is Over: In 2008 Independents Proved They Weren’t Racist by Voting Obama. In 2009, Independents Vote GOP to Prove They Aren’t Socialist.
New York’s 23rd Congressional District is, at this writing, too close to call, but it looks like the GOP Establishment’s candidate helped throw the race to the Democrat after the GOP spent $900,000.00 on her. That said, the Democrat’s lead keeps shrinking and there are 10,000 absentee ballots to count. We know for certain that if we combined the Republican and Conservative votes, that team | Read More »
It’s going to be late before we know anything about Harmer in CA-10. As for the rest, it looks like the love affair is over. In 2008, the American public voted for Barack Obama to prove they weren’t racist and in 2010 the same public is voting for Republicans to prove they aren’t socialist. For the 2nd time in history, the GOP swept Virginia’s statewide | Read More »
On the Ground
I’m hearing across the board that things are looking good. It’s early, obviously, but in sampling Democrat and Republican precincts, the GOP precincts are seeing higher turn out that the Democrat precincts in key areas. That suggests GOP enthusiasm is much higher. Notable too, the Democrats are already pushing out their talking points on how Corzine and Deeds losses do not reflect on Barack Obama. | Read More »
Fraud or Suppression
Josh Marshall says the GOP is going to fire up the vote fraud stories. Of course, Josh Marshall already has logged into the TPM queue mass stories of voter suppression that he will blame on the GOP. Because, you know, the GOP always suppresses black turn out, but ACORN never commits fraud. And we know that given what is happening on the ground right now, | Read More »
Remember This Data
The Obama administration and the media are together going to downplay today’s electoral victories for the GOP. They will, to the mainstream media, not be relevant to or any sign of a rebuke against Barack Obama and his far left agenda. In fact, the media is already beginning the narrative that we cannot see today as a referendum on Barack Obama. Consider these facts: New | Read More »
We need to step it up for Cuccinelli
Friends, Ken Cuccinelli is being outspent 9 to 1 in Virgina and is still winning. The Republican Attorneys General Association has for reasons unknown to me not given to Cuccinelli. I’m told the Republican State Leadership Committee gave to Cuccinelli and RAGA’s money was part of that. Still, unions and left-wing interest groups intent on holding the Virginia AG’s office for 2012 are giving the | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli scores a knock out blow
H/T to Jim Geraghty In the Virginia Attorney General debate, the candidates got to ask each other questions. Cuccinelli asked a very simple question of his Democratic opponent: Name the divisions of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s office and describe what each division does. The answer leaves lots to be desired.
Not Since Dathan Campaigned Against Moses Have We Seen A Campaign As Craptacular As Creigh Deeds’
The game is not over, but the clock is running out. And signs are starting to point to what we’ve thought all along. Creigh Deeds is toast in Virginia. Now, the rats are scurrying from the ship. Democratic candidates for Virginia’s House are subtly distancing themselves from Creigh Deeds’ struggling bid for governor as the top of their ticket faces mounting troubles. While not denouncing | Read More »
Creigh Deeds’ Desperation Grows. Staffer Goes After Sign Holder.
As Creigh Deeds’s campaign continues flaming out, he and his staff are growing more desperate. At a rally in Northern Virginia, someone was holding up a “What About Taxes” sign. A Deeds staffer went after the guy. I mean, how dare anyone ask Creigh Deeds tough questions. If Deeds had an “R” next to his name, this would be a multi-day front page story in | Read More »
Washington Post Examines His Thesis. Finds an Honest Man Who Keeps His Word.
Finally, twenty years after it was written and several major campaigns he’s run, the Washington Post is finally picking apart his college thesis. No, I’m not talking about Barack Obama. The Washington Post never bothered to track down and examine the college thesis of Barack Obama. But, it has found the twenty year old thesis of Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia. | Read More »
Creigh Deeds Flees the Confederacy
I said the other day that, “Creigh Deeds, Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, is running the most pathetic campaign for anything since Alan Keyes challenged Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate.” I was wrong. Creigh Deeds is running the worst campaign since that kid no one in history remembers tried to beat William Pitt the Younger for third grade class president back in the 1760′s. | Read More »
Creigh Deeds’ Desperation Grows: From Babies to the Confederacy
Creigh Deeds, Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, is running the most pathetic campaign for anything since Alan Keyes challenged Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate. My city council campaign was run better and more successful that his gubernatorial campaign is going. The other day, the Deeds campaign decided to stop talking about the economic downturn affecting Virginia, taxes, education, and other issues a majority of | Read More »
Jeff Frederick Should Go Away Quietly. Bob McDonnell Must Offer Up A Conservative Alternative.
I have taken a special interest in the Republican Party of Virginia’s Chairman controversy. Let me tell you why. I moved to Macon, Georgia in 1993, to attend Mercer University. I had been politically active, but despite a conservative leaning campus there were no outlets for politics on campus. Consequently, I started the College Republicans at Mercer. A couple of years in, the University of | Read More »
RedState Endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia Attorney General
You might not realize it, but this is an election year in Virginia and New Jersey. We are particularly focused on Virginia this year, both within the Republican Party apparatus and its candidates for office. There are three men running as Republicans for Attorney General of Virginia. Only one fits our billing — conservative, pro-life, and able to win. That man is Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli | Read More »
Shaun Kenney for Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia
On Friday the Directors of this site called on the Republican Party of Virginia to boot RPV Chairman Jeff Frederick. We understand the reasons the conservative grassroots have stuck with Jeff. The moderates and liberals in the Virginia GOP have degraded the party, created internal infighting that has decimated the party’s power in the state, screwed the conservatives, raised taxes, collaborated and conspired with the | Read More »