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Old 12-19-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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McDonnell is not Cuccinelli, and don't expect his popularity to rub off on him. Especially if McDonnell has any presidential aspirations, we may see how enthusiastically he endorses Cuccinelli. Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties all went for Obama in the last election, so at the very least Cuccinelli will have to fight for the votes in these districts (thank God I live in the bastion of sanity that's Arlington County). And if you think think that southern VA Democrats will vote for Cuccinelli over McAullife, you underestimate their intelligence. Expect to hear a lot of "47%" bashing coming from Cuccinelli; driving away most centrists and persons who are otherwise leery of McAuliffe. Democrats will hit Cucchinelli with social issues that he'd rather not discuss during elections (the same tactic used against Ryan). Furthermore with large Hispanic populations growing through out the state, immigration will be in play again, again hitting Cuccinelli on a topic he's vulnerable on.
Second amendment issues, as well as the fact that he's a northern-style Democrat, are going to kill McAuliffe's chances with the "Mark Warner Democrats." Just like 2009, Democrats are once again going to say "LOL Virginia is blue LOL" and lose by 20% if they keep overestimating how liberal Virginia with regard to state level politics. The state level GOP in the USA is extremely popular with 31 governors to 18 governors: you cannot ignore that large of a margin. You are also overestimating how much Northern Virginia transient democrats care about state level politics: they don't.

And LOL at calling the "Arlington Bubble" sane.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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not all are left wingers because they are left of middle, anymore than all of us to the right of the middle are radical right wingers like a lot of Democrats would like to think, but Terry is leftist...for sure!!!
No, we Democrats just thing the far right hijacking your party and it showed in the Primary and it showed in the general election. If you want your party to be closer to the center then you will have to take it from the car right and kick them to the curb.....or continue being led around by them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Second amendment issues, as well as the fact that he's a northern-style Democrat, are going to kill McAuliffe's chances with the "Mark Warner Democrats." Just like 2009, Democrats are once again going to say "LOL Virginia is blue LOL" and lose by 20% if they keep overestimating how liberal Virginia with regard to state level politics. The state level GOP in the USA is extremely popular with 31 governors to 18 governors: you cannot ignore that large of a margin. You are also overestimating how much Northern Virginia transient democrats care about state level politics: they don't.

And LOL at calling the "Arlington Bubble" sane.
It also helps that it is an off year election which makes it easier for Republicans because less people vote in those, which is a shame because who the governors is is much more important than who the president is.

I am rooting for the Democrats bit it wouldn't shock me to see a Republican win. Good thing they only get one term each.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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It also helps that it is an off year election which makes it easier for Republicans because less people vote in those, which is a shame because who the governors is is much more important than who the president is.

I am rooting for the Democrats bit it wouldn't shock me to see a Republican win. Good thing they only get one term each.
Nice tongue-in-cheek, but these Republican governors have done far more for their states than Obama has done for this country.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Nice tongue-in-cheek, but these Republican governors have done far more for their states than Obama has done for this country.
Governors and city councils have a more direct effect on your life than the president, that is just common knowledge, so is the fact that we have more red states than we have blue states, but blue states tend to be more populated.
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