10 Republican Leaders Who Could Be President
I have enjoyed the recent top ten lists for Republican leaders, Senate races, and the like published by smart observers like Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post and have occasionally ventured forth my own. Most of us who pay any attention to politics have a pretty good sense of the most influential Republican leaders today; and they include impressive people such as Romney, Pawlenty, Barbour, McConnell, | Read More »
, bob mcdonnell
, Bobby Jindal
, Chris Christie
, Eric Cantor
, Future leaders
, Jon Huntsman
, Kelly Ayotte
, Marco Rubio
, Mark Kirk
, Meg Whitman
, Paul Ryan
, Rob Portman
, Sarah Palin
, Scott Walker
Northern Virginia News: “… the money has dried up …”
Tonight was a Halloween fun fair/PTA fundraiser at the elementary school. The halls are bustling with hundreds parents and kids in costume. Apparently Star Wars characters are very popular this year. In any case, as I’m wending my way from the Cake Walk to the Potty Pitch, I overhear a conversation of a political nature in the hall between two parents. They had to speak | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Let the Blue-on-Blue sniping begin in Virginia.
(Via @mattklewis) I would take it as a personal favor from the Left if they would [verb deleted*] Mudcat Saunders. He’s very unhappy about the upcoming Democratic abandonment of Virginia – to the point where he’s obviously indifferent to the fact that he’s openly cussing to CNN about how stupid both the administration and the national Democratic party is being right now. Usually all of | Read More »
Creigh Deeds: On Message
Remember this? That was embarrassing. Creigh Deeds needed to find a way to avoid more verbal fumbles. Saying something new revealed a serious weakness for Deeds: he really can’t discuss the substance of an issue without doing fatal damage to his tax-raising campaign. So what’s the solution? Instead of saying anything new, Creigh is just repeating himself: In a gubernatorial debate that covered little new | Read More »
With Two Weeks Left, Virginia Republicans Gaining Distance in the Polls
Excellent news.Bob McDonnell 59Creigh Deeds 40 Bill Bolling 56Jody Wagner 42 Ken Cuccinelli 56Steve Shannon 41 SOURCE
It’s official: DOOM for Deeds.
When the trailing candidate’s campaign starts talking about GOTV as the primary strategy for victory, it’s over. …the question that remains unanswered is whether they can prevail in a campaign in which Virginia’s many independent voters have turned against the national Democratic brand and with a nominee who many in the party privately believe has run a mediocre race. The answer will be revealed on | Read More »
Booby Prize for Creigh Deeds.
He asked for the President; he got the Cubslayer. Gore coming to Va. for Deeds Former Vice President Al Gore will be coming to Virginia on Friday to give a last-minute boost to the Democratic candidate for governor, Creigh Deeds, a party source said. Gore will headline a private fundraiser in McLean at the home of longtime Democratic supporters Al and Claire Dwoskin. But surely | Read More »
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 Deeds or | Read More »
(Via Hot Air) The Democrats in this Politico piece about former Gov. Palin and the VA/NJ races are spouting nonsense about her long term appeal*, of course – they’re aware as I am that she’s going to be very much in demand in Congressional races where the Democratic incumbent is holding down a seat in a district that McCain or Bush won. Of which there | Read More »
Creigh Deeds Becomes the Baby-Daddy of Failure
“I hope to God you understand this race is winnable.” Vice President Joe Biden at yesterday’s fundraiser for VA gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. Having flogged the nothingburger story of the 20-year-old master’s thesis of VA Attorney General Bob McDonnell to bloody rags, the Washington Post does and abrupt volte face today and blames the lackluster campaign of Democrat candidate Creigh Deeds on flogging Bob McDonnell’s | Read More »
McDonnell: ‘Limited Government and Limited Taxation’
Today’s top story at Human Events is an interview with Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.
WaPo Poll: McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli all +9
In a shift from their last poll, and in a direction that can only make their editorial board squirm, the Washington Post’s most recent survey finds McDonnell up by nine points on Creigh Deeds: McDonnell leads 53 to 44 percent among likely voters, expanding on the four-point lead he held in mid-September. Deeds’s advantage with female voters has all but disappeared and McDonnell has grown | Read More »
DNC preparing to cut Creigh Deeds loose?
(Via The Campaign Spot) Not that they would ever, ever come out and say so – but when the one truly hopeful poll that one’s had in months for a particular campaign reverses itself the next time it’s taken again, well. Let’s just say that a handy excuse would be… handy. The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic | Read More »
Rasmussen: McDonnell 51, Deeds 42
It’s raining polls in Virginia, with the Rasmussen poll the latest to show a substantial McDonnell lead in the gubernatorial sweepstakes: Over the past two weeks, McDonnell’s support has gone up three percentage points while Deeds has lost four points. After closing to essentially a toss-up in mid-September, the race is back to where it was in early September, when the GOP hopeful held a | Read More »