On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss election day in Virginia and New Jersey, what a Chris Christie victory means for 2016 and if Ken Cuccinelli can pull out a victory in the closing hours of the Virginia Governor’s race.
Who here is shocked? A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race. Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for | Read More »
Today Virginia votes. Republicans, and in particular conservatives, come to this election after a difficult year to endure. The Governor depressed us, the Lieutenant Governor depressed us, the transportation deal depressed us, and of course DC establishment Republicans like Eric Cantor depressed us.
But today we face a clear, easy choice: Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe. Easy call. We must make sure to vote today for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E. W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. It’s important. Please vote.
VIRGINIA REDSTATERS! Tomorrow you have the opportunity to have a profound effect in the outcomes of three elections at the minimum: 1-The Virginia gubernatorial race. Obviously, if Ken Cuccinelli wins, Republicans will retain the governorship and will gain a substantial upgrade over Bob McDonnell. If Terry McAullife wins, a corporatist Democrat will take over and succeed in bringing liberalism one step further down south. 2-The | Read More »
The conservative and moderate wings of the Republican Party seemed poised for all-out war, but in Virginia; the RNC has actually tried to help Republican Ken Cuccinelli defeat sleaze bag Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial race. Virginia has been something of a working laboratory for the RNC in testing new models to win elections. If Cuccinelli loses tomorrow, it’s because he ran a soporific, if not abysmal, | Read More »
By this point, anything can happen this Tuesday. If Ken Cuccinelli wins that’s cause for celebration. If McAuliffe wins I won’t be surprised cause of that fraud Robert Sarvis on the ballot for no good reason. People will be somewhat depressed if the latter happens, but there is cause for hope. Republicans will maintain control of the House of Delegates all 100 seats of which | Read More »
This is, of course, a parody of Barack Obama’s actual remarks about Terry McAuliffe. You can tell because surely Barack Obama would not be stupid enough to praise Obamacare – and McAuliffe’s intention to actually drag the state further into its clutches – two days before the Virginia gubernatorial election. There are limits to idiocy. There have to be. Anyway, a taste:
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: while I am friendly to a lot of libertarian ideas, I am not hard-shelled about it. I am no Lsyander Spooner or Benjamin Tucker. But I do know enough about the subject to know that, say, I was name-dropping some of the old-time thinkers there that the modern anarcho-capitalists like. In other words: I at least know what | Read More »
I’ve been struggling to find good news in the Virginia Governor’s race and there is finally a bit. Cuccinelli has closed the gap with McAuliffe and is only 4 points behind now, even with the third party candidate at 9%. Hallelujah. Ken is a good friend and I’ve been both dearly worried about him and deeply disappointed in a bunch of Republicans who’ve decided to | Read More »
For conservatives, Republicans, and fellow defenders of freedom, it’s time to face reality; Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, will be our next governor. No, I’m not referring to the Rasmussen poll, which had McAuliffe up by an absurd seventeen points; Rasmussen hasn’t been the most accurate gauge in VA politics, but the Quinnipiac poll has Terry with a strong seven point lead. In fact, most polls show McAuliffe leading | Read More »
As Election Day 2013 approaches, there are only two races of interest to the political pundit class- the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia (with all apologies to the New York City mayoral race). The outcomes, despite the winners, will be analyzed and pulled apart and parsed because they are the only two games in town this year. Already, articles are appearing in the | Read More »
I consider myself a conservative-libertarian. Conservative describes my way of life and worldview, while libertarian describes my view on the role of government. Robert Sarvis is certainly not conservative in any sense. I don’t really consider him a libertarian either. Yes, he is the Libertarian Party (LP) candidate, but they often put up unprincipled candidates just like the Republican party does. See: Bob Barr, Gary | Read More »