Sunday, November 17, 2013

What Cuccineli did right

Bearing Drift continues to offer lessons from the past election.
If your lesson is "blame Cuccinelli," it might not help next time.
I’m sure you’re ready to ask me why, if Ken got so much right, he still lost.  My answer to that is simple:  I don’t think anybody on our side could have won this year.  Not Bolling, not McDonnell, not George Allen, not anybody else we could have nominated.   Think about it this way – the Democrats nominated their weakest gubernatorial candidate in pretty much forever and he still won.  There was something more than just campaign tactics at work here against us.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Understanding the election

Bearing Drift features a lengthy list of reasons and myths on the past election.
And leaves some fine parting words.
Be bold.  Stand up for what you believe.  Don’t worry about what the left says.  Never defend.  Always attack.  Keep control of the agenda.  Save your money for the end.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cuccinelli for Senate 2014

Bearing Drift asks the obvious question - why not Ken Cuccinelli to run for Senate next year?
Main reason - Who else you got?
Democratic incumbents running in 2014 are in a panic over the troubled rollout of Obamacare.
The original Obamacare fighter keeps looking better as Obamacare looks worse.
Virginia Virtucon joins the club.
Cuccinelli can argue that Obamacare is hurting the economy and destroying full-time job opportunities as a means to hammer Warner on jobs and his failure to do anything significant in the Senate.  No wonder Warner was part of the meeting of 16 Democrat U.S. Senators who are up for reelection next year to visit the White House yesterday to talk about the problems with Obamacare.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Look to science

In the reasons for a Cuccinelli loss, I list Star Scientific higher than this list.
Why were Cuccinelli's numbers down in September, before the government shutdown?
Star Scientific and it's aftermath.
For many voters, all politicians are crooks. Star Scientific confirmed that thought, instead of allowing Cuccinelli to pound on Terry McLowlife as the only crook.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Last minute candidate shopping

Bearing Drift has the last look at the race before Tuesday's Election Day.
The questions at this point are simple.  We have 24 hours to go:
(1) Is Cuccinelli within striking distance?
(2) Will Obama’s appearance in Virginia hurt or help T-Mac?
(3) Is Sarvis really drawing down T-Mac’s lead?
(4)  Finally, will turnout be above 35% — and will that turnout actually benefit (rather than harm) Cuccinelli given an irate base?

I think the answers to these questions are (1) yes he is, (2) it’s gonna hurt T-Mac, (3) Sarvis is helping Cuccinelli at this point, and (4) we may see higher than predicted turnout based on outrage over the Obamacare rollout.

Defeat Hillary - Vote Cuccinelli

It's really simple Tuesday.
A good future for Virginia - and America - depends on Ken Cuccinelli winning.
If he wins, there's major damage to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid.
If that's what you want, then vote for Terry McAuliffe.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Vote wisely, libertarians

Robert Sarvis has done well this campaign season, nearing and maybe surpassing 10 percent as the Libertarian candidate for governor.
But now it's decision time.
Neither Ken Cuccinelli nor Terry McAuliffe will likely break 50 percent of the vote Tuesday.
Voters thinking about going with Sarvis will make the difference.
They may not like the candidates of the two major parties, but one of them will be the next governor.
Which comes closer to your overall policies?
Here's a hint.
Ron Paul will rally with Cuccinelli Monday night.