Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Extreme politicking

Bearing Drift wonders if Democrats have anything else besides calling Ken Cuccinelli "extreme."
Blue Virginia doubles down on finding things they find "extreme."
Bearing Drift's piece claims extremism doesn't matter. The process moderates anything "extreme" coming from either side.
And that's not the most important consideration, anyway.
There’s no substantive message there, no praise for their own candidate, or even an explanation as to why a national political operative with zero legislative experience, tenuous ties to Virginia and more political baggage than Mark Sanford would make a better choice for Governor of our commonwealth.
The Democrats' high hopes for Terry McAuliffe - that's extreme.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Any info with your speculation?

Blue Virginia thinks Ken Cuccinelli has a problem - you can't run for governor while staying as attorney general.
The assumption is - the political will pull the state job. You can't do both well.
Cuccinelli has been running for governor over a year as attorney general. Are there any examples of problems with the approach?
Nope, just speculation.
Others running for higher office make that the priority, so obviously Cuccinelli will.
Cuccinell's likely reason? He's running against a guy who is truly a political creature. If he leaves the job as attorney general, it's a politician running against a politician.
Now, it's an experienced public figure against a friend of Bill Clinton.
It may be hard to serve two masters. But against Terry McAuliffe, being grounded in the real world can make it work.

Friday, April 26, 2013

INexperienced, UNprincipled, and DIShonest

The crew at Blue Virginia isn't sure what to think about Ken Cuccinelli's first ad.
Will it sway women?
Don't they realize how radical he is?
A commenter notices the ad ends with words like "experienced," "principled," and "honest."
Describes Cuccinelli.
Terry McAuliffe?
Not so much.
McAuliffe has huge problems.
And the Cuccinelli team knows how to highlight them.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

You're a rich boy, not going too far

After you see how much money Terry McAuliffe has, you wonder - where did he get it?
Global Crossing.
You can't compare McAuliffe to Mitt Romney.
Romney had business successes on his resume.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Show me the money

NRO's Campaign Spot shares where Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe are getting their campaign cash.
Ranking contributions by zip code, Cuccinelli has 16 Virginia zip codes in his top 25 - from Abingdon to Norfolk to McLean.
Only five Virginia counties show up in McAuliffe's top 25 - three in McLean, one in Richmond and one in Norfolk.
Those traditional Virginia hangouts - Chicago and Beverly Hills - gave plenty to McAuliffe.
People who can vote in November give their edge to Cuccinelli.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Keeping an eye on T-Mac

Jason Kenney checks out what Jeffersoniad bloggers are saying about Terry McAuliffe and GreenTech.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stopping Cuccinelli? Probably not

The Hook posts a whining cover story - can anyone stop Ken Cuccinelli?
How can he win a state that Obama won twice?
Terry McAuliffe isn't Barack Obama.
The Republican sweep of 2009 followed Obama's win in 2008. The coattails didn't last long.
Democrats think the demographics are going their way. But demographics don't vote; people vote.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Defeat Terry Clinton

A major theme of the 2013 gubernatorial campaign will be Terry McAuliffe's connections with the Clintons.
What he did with Bill in the 1990s.
What his race means to Hillary in 2016.
If he beats Ken Cuccinelli, it's a boost to Hillary.
If he loses, it's a drag on her hopes.
They are a team - even if they try to diminish talk of that.