Tag Archives: 2009 Governor’s Race

Oh. Happy. Day.

16 Jan


Wait, you mean it wasn't a dream?

4 Nov
Photo H/T: Bearing Drift

Photo H/T: Bearing Drift

Blow out
Bearing Drift
The real question now, with the margin of victory as large as it is, will McDonnell have a mandate?

Contests serve as warning to Democrats: It’s not 2008 anymore
The Washington Post

On Tuesday, Virginia moved back in the direction of Republicans, a reminder that the political landscape is far more fluid than it appeared to be a year ago — and a challenge for the White House and the Democrats as they look toward 2010.

Dems, incumbents get wake-up call

Tuesday night’s trends were emphatically not in Obama’s favor. Among those paying closest attention are dozens of Democrats who won formerly Republican congressional districts in 2006 and 2008 and are up for re-election in 2010.

The Obama magic has faded
The New York Post
And — until it started looking as if they might lose — the Obama people were suggesting that these races would seal their mandate and encourage congressional wafflers to toe the line on health-care reform. Not so much, as it turns out.

Disregard The Talk Of VA Voting Against The President’s Party For Gov.
Virginia Virtucon

Do you see a pattern emerging here? When GOP candidates run on specific issues of importance to people in their every day lives, they not only win, but they win BIG.


Best headline of the night

4 Nov

AP Calls VA for McDonnell: Women, Washington Post Hardest Hit

H/T Ace of Spaces HQ

Happy Days ARE Here Again!

3 Nov

And who better to sing it?!  🙂

Virginia Voters to Tim Kaine: Take a Hike!

3 Nov

But wait, he already did!

Kaine Takes a Hike
Style Weekly

Kaine, who voted at 7:30 a.m. at Main Street Station, afterward took a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. At Nelson County’s Crabtree Falls, to be precise. It’s a well-known habit for Kaine, an avid outdoorsman, to go hiking on Election Day, and a tradition for Virginia governors to take the day off as well.

On election eve, in case you were wondering…

2 Nov

Just a quick roundup 24 hours before the polls open. 

The Write Side endorses:

Bob McDonnell for Governor

Bill Bolling for Lt. Governor

Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General

Manoli Loupassi for House of Delegates in the 68th District

And, while we can’t vote there, a special endorsement goes out to

D.J. McGuire for Lee Hill Supervisor in Spotsylvania County.

If you’ve read here long enough, you know our reasoning.  The time is right.  The time is now.

But, whatever your inclination, don’t neglect your right, and your responsiblity to vote tomorrow.

Mr. Obama comes to Norfolk…

27 Oct

I did not have campaign relations with that candidate, Mr. Deeds.
moar funny pictures

Before the votes are counted, Democrats continue the blame game

27 Oct



Name of the game: Cut your losses

We all know the game here: Cut your losses. But it is incredibly unseemly to trash your own candidate with 10 days to go in an election.

Could it be that Jimmy Carter is no longer the best thing to happen to the conservative movement?

27 Oct



Nielsen: Fox News ratings up almost 10% since WH declared war

It’s a nine-percent bump in the two weeks since Anita Dunn’s whine heard ’round the world — in terms of overall audience.

Pruden: Not even Bubba could dispel the gloom of a wake

27 Oct



Something really scary for Obama’s Democrats
Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times

This is one Mr. Deeds who apparently isn’t going to town. The collapse of the Democratic campaign for governor of Virginia speaks volumes – chapters, anyway – about what the body politic is trying to tell Barack Obama’s Democrats.

Suddenly, the White House is treating the bereft Mr. Deeds as if he’s on the fourth day of a three-day underarm deodorant pad. Bill Clinton, accustomed to speaking to cheering thousands at a hundred grand a pop, was dispatched the other night to a Deeds rally to set the throng on fire with one of his late-October stumpwallopers. The rally, such as it was, was held not at an arena or a hotel – not even a Motel 6 – but in a campaign office in the Washington suburbs. The “throng” was counted in the dozens, about the size of a PTA meeting. Not even Bubba could dispel the gloom of a wake.