Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Buddy, can you spare a sign?

Chris Graham at Augustafreepress.com has an interesting column up. He had a booth up last weekend at the Waynesboro Extravaganza, and didn't get much help from the top Democratic campaigns in having signs and literature to disturb.
The Republicans had a full booth, which Rightside Virginia proudly posted on his blog Saturday.
Graham contrasts this year with last, when Barack Obama obviously brought great enthusiasm to the Democratic side.
Last year, it was "I just walked over five miles of broken glass to work in the Democratic headquarters."
This year, it's "I'd like to help, but I'm meeting a guy with rusty pliers in the parking lot so he can pull my teeth."
McDonnell has the poll lead now, and seems to have the edge in enthusiasm. Democrats spent the spring talking about Terry McAuliffe's fundraising prowess and how it would bring money down-ballot. Without McAuliffe topping the ticket, will that hoped-for advantage happen?

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