Cuccinelli: It’s time to pivot back to conservative principles

posted at 2:01 pm on February 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

As Virginia’s Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli attested on Ed’s show on Wednesday, a big theme of his gubernatorial campaign is going to be about the importance of beating back the brazen overreach of the federal government and the virtues of relying more heavily on federalism as an efficient policy problem-solver. Like he told The Hill:

“I think we should pivot back to principles,” Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R), the party’s nominee for governor in 2013, told The Hill.

“The reason Obama is the president in the first place is Republicans failed to lead in the first half of the last decade,” Cuccinelli said. “We need to get back to showing the American people why they work, how they work.” …

“I campaigned very explicitly on pushing back on the federal government if they overstepped the bounds of the Constitution. I just never thought I’d have so many opportunities,” Cuccinelli said. …

“This sort of across-the-board regulatory assault we’re seeing from this administration hurts poor people first and poor people worst. Some people forget that. It’s as unavoidable as gravity,” he said.

His role in suing the federal government over ObamaCare and his recent victory over the EPA‘s overreach will definitely be great high-profile selling points for the conservative base, and the early campaign winds seem to be at his back, but Virginia’s newly solidified oh-so-moderate purplishness means this race is going to need a delicate hand. As much as I applaud the unabashed and unintimidated small-government, founding-principles conservatism, the Democratic team is just waiting in the wings to pounce with the sort of “these Republicans are so extreme” blather to which Virginia unfortunately proved itself more than susceptible last November — and it’s already started.

All of those lovely war-on-women, “Mitt Romney is just like Todd Akin!”-type radio ads to which we Virginians were treated during last year’s campaign season? Those are going to be coming back in spades, and Planned Parenthood is on it. Via Politico:

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC are teaming up today to launch a campaign against Cuccinelli, the state attorney general, on women’s and health issues, POLITICO has learned.

“If the November election taught us anything, it’s that voters are sick and tired of politicians like Cuccinelli who want to insert themselves into our personal medical decisions. Cuccinelli’s ongoing attacks on women’s health and economic security should be a warning to us all: women’s health will be on the Virginia ballot in 2013,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

At the center of the campaign is a new website, “Keep Ken Out.” The site features news clips about Cuccinelli, a blog and a list of his positions on issues like abortion, contraception and Obamacare.

Goody.


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Without a black candidate on the top of the ticket Democrats chances diminish. Virginia turned “purplish” due to the huge turnout in the black population.

ButterflyDragon on February 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Thats my boy! Unfortunately, Northern Virginistan will turn the tide blue regardless.

bernzright777 on February 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM

But what about Rubio’s “Ernesty”?

VorDaj on February 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Thats my boy! Unfortunately, Northern Virginistan will turn the tide blue regardless.

bernzright777 on February 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Are you certain?

mnjg on February 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

As Virginia’s Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli attested on Ed’s show on Wednesday, a big theme of his gubernatorial campaign is going to be about the importance of beating back the brazen overreach of the federal government and the virtues of relying more heavily on federalism as an efficient policy problem-solver.

What a fat mouth LIE…

When the Fox guards the Henhouse.

SWalker on February 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

As far as I’m concerned, we can’t have enough Ken Cuccinelli’s in government. Can’t wait to vote for him again.

crrr6 on February 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

If only Cucinelli hadn’t used that “pivot” word…

Yes…the GOP turned Conservatism into a joke when the GOP decided that Conservative principles somehow were bad for America.

Now…all of a sudden…somehow…principles are important again?

We do not need a pivot…we need a fundamental reconstruction of what Conservatism is all about….Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…Freedom. Nothing less.

Until Conservatives understand that once again…and elect representatives and officials who live, breathe and are willing to die for those same principles…we will continue to be stuck under that rubric “well, our candidate is not as bad as your candidate.”

coldwarrior on February 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

“If the November election taught us anything, it’s that voters are sick and tired of politicians like Cuccinelli who want to insert themselves into our personal medical decisions. Cuccinelli’s ongoing attacks on women’s health and economic security should be a warning to us all: women’s health will be on the Virginia ballot in 2013,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Our side should form fake groups that celebrate abortions… Stand in front of baby murdering clinics and cheer on every woman who gets in and out of the abortion clinic… Make huge posters of the butcher doctors in these clinics and give them all praise and glory… Make this national and let us see what will happen to the abortion movement… If killing the unborn is such a great right isn’t time to celebrate it?…

mnjg on February 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

We understand that Democrats are opposed to the election of Republicans. Who didn’t know this already? News?

IndieDogg on February 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

“If the November election taught us anything, it’s that voters are sick and tired of politicians like Cuccinelli who want to insert themselves into our personal medical decisions.”

I must have missed their rejoinder to Dr. Obama’s recommendation to a citizen of choosing a pill over surgery.

crrr6 on February 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Our side should form fake groups that celebrate abortions… Stand in front of baby murdering clinics and cheer on every woman who gets in and out of the abortion clinic… Make huge posters of the butcher doctors in these clinics and give them all praise and glory… Make this national and let us see what will happen to the abortion movement… If killing the unborn is such a great right isn’t time to celebrate it?…

mnjg on February 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Great idea. If anything, it will lampoon the real pro-abortion groups for what they are – commercial butchers and their paid enablers.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Since we always know what weapon the enemy (and they are America’s and freedom’s enemy) isn’t it about time that we pre-empt their weapons by striking at their use of them? How about demonizing the real demons instead of shrinking into passive tears?

I suspect that the GOP just won’t do that–it risks their lucrative lifestyles.

Don L on February 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Pivot back to small government? Are you kidding me?

The era of small government is over. The upholding and implementation of Obamacare assures that the state will play an ever intrusive role in our lives. And the GOP has signaled that they’ve accepted that this bastard monstrosity is here to stay, as they used whatever political capital they still had after the election to push for Amnesty rather than retrench in the fight to block the implementation of it. Kasich and Brewer have signed on which should tell everyone where we stand.

Let’s be real here. Barring massive civil disobedience or something like a Constitutional Convention or a breakup of the United States, we are living in a new reality.

Welcome to Amerika.

sartana on February 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Cuccinelli’s race to lose. VA will vote red in 2013 because there won’t be enthusiasm to turn out for The Won.

22044 on February 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Our side should form fake groups that celebrate abortions… Stand in front of baby murdering clinics and cheer on every woman who gets in and out of the abortion clinic… Make huge posters of the butcher doctors in these clinics and give them all praise and glory… Make this national and let us see what will happen to the abortion movement… If killing the unborn is such a great right isn’t time to celebrate it?…

mnjg on February 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Great idea. If anything, it will lampoon the real pro-abortion groups for what they are – commercial butchers and their paid enablers.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Smells a bit like a reverse Cloward Piven.
Go for it!

Don L on February 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Anybody seen l2g?

tommy71 on February 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM

“I think we should pivot back to principles,”

“This sort of across-the-board regulatory assault we’re seeing from this administration hurts poor people first and poor people worst. Some people forget that. It’s as unavoidable as gravity,” he said.

It’s not enough for Cucinelli or any candidate to speak in terms of “principles” and “regulatory assault” like it’s profound. Paint a truthful picture with examples to demonstrate what a principle means to each individual in action or how a regulation craps on business’s ability to operate. Show the consequence of Democrat’s plans for them versus his plan. This is what Democrats do -they use emotions and consequences- but with lies.

Regarding Planned Parenthood, give examples of how O-Careis THE SINGULAR PROGRAM that puts a giant wedge between your desired personal care via your doctor and your actual care. O-care intrudes into EVERY aspect related to your health. Spell out death panels, paying for others’ choices through your premium, and the Fed. reaching into your bank account to take payments etc. The plain truth is, Obama is the one who is going to be present at every checkup, every treatment, every payment etc. from the beginning of your life to the end. Show the voter that their being taxed to fund other people’s choices (abortions via planned parenthood) means less money to spend on THEIR choices. Appeal to fear, choice, dignity etc. That’s what Dems do but with lies.

LetsBfrank on February 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Cuccinelli’s race to lose. VA will vote red in 2013 because there won’t be enthusiasm to turn out for The Won.

22044 on February 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

You forgot Obama’s OFA machine. They don’t need blacks running to the polls anymore – they learned to vote for them. Tested in Philly and Cleveland, found safe and working, will be repeated ad nauseatum.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Without a black candidate on the top of the ticket Democrats chances diminish. Virginia turned “purplish” due to the huge turnout in the black population.

ButterflyDragon on February 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

They also had the state blanketed with paid staff and $$$ to turn out those voters. Meanwhile our team was paying consultants in Washington who clearly didn’t care if Romney loss the election.

Punchenko on February 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Cuccinelli’s ongoing attacks on women’s health and economic security should be a warning to us all: women’s health will be on the Virginia ballot in 2013,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

I’m sick and tired of the murder of unborn life being mis-labeled “womens’ health.” Ms. Richards, if you think you are going to win with the same disgusting ads you ran in October then you prove that there truly is such a thing as a stupid woman. Your playbook is known and Mr. Cuccinelli will fight back in a way that Mr. Romney did not. And all you greedy stupid whores who only care about the “right” to murder can go to hell.

And BTW, I’m not that big a Cuccinelli fan. I just hate dishonest whores.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

You forgot Obama’s OFA machine. They don’t need blacks running to the polls anymore – they learned to vote for them. Tested in Philly and Cleveland, found safe and working, will be repeated ad nauseatum.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

We can’t get cocky, but Virginia is definitely not Philly & Cleveland!

22044 on February 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

mnjg on February 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Wouldn’t work – just another media blackout. They will not report anything that doesn’t advance the pro-abortion agenda. The only way you could get any coverage is if you did something that they would consider to be damaging to the pro-life cause but ultimately backfired on their narrative.

crrr6 on February 15, 2013 at 2:37 PM

They also had the state blanketed with paid staff and $$$ to turn out those voters. Meanwhile our team was paying consultants in Washington who clearly didn’t care if Romney loss the election.

Punchenko on February 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Virginia was a “battleground” but one where there was little ground organization for the GOP. Groups like Planned (murder to prevent) Parenthood ran that outrageous ad making the claim that Mitt Romney wanted to ban all abortions. And they ran it over and over again.

I’m not a big Cuccinelli supporter and I think there may well be a third-party candidate if it is deemed he has pivoted too far to the right. Nevertheless, it is time we citizens take our state back from worthless parasites like Cecile Richards. A bitter ugly woman that SHOULD have been subjected to the “procedure” she hawks to innocent women. The picture of her at the General Assembly when the Ultrasound Bill was voted on is the epitome of pure ugly hatred.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

We can’t get cocky, but Virginia is definitely not Philly & Cleveland!

22044 on February 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Says who? It takes a few urban districts with 105% voting rate to throw a close elections. The true horror was in how meekly the GOP took it up the wazoo – not a peep from Romney, nor RNC, nor the Governor, not even the local activists. Would you bet your life, or your house or salary, that it cannot happen in your state? My thought exactly.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

We’ve been giving the voters a choice between Dem and Dem lite since 2006 and it isn’t working.

I stand on principle because it is the right thing to do, but for God’s sake more John McRomney’s isn’t a path to victory of even the nominal sort and the Republican establishment keeps trying it again and again.

Give the voters a choice, not an echo, as a wise woman once said.

18-1 on February 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Says who? It takes a few urban districts with 105% voting rate to throw a close elections. The true horror was in how meekly the GOP took it up the wazoo – not a peep from Romney, nor RNC, nor the Governor, not even the local activists. Would you bet your life, or your house or salary, that it cannot happen in your state? My thought exactly.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I saw voter fraud at my VA polling place. A guy who admitted he wasn’t registered to vote was provided a provisional ballot nonetheless. Why if not for fraud? VA does not have same day registration. So, make no mistake, VA Democrats are just as corrupt and evil as their national counterparts.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Give the voters a choice, not an echo, as a wise woman once said.

18-1 on February 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

But let’s make a distinction here. It’s okay to agree on some principles, even for different reasons. I sometimes get the sense that there are those who want “choice” to mean full-throated opposition to whatever position is held by the other guy.

Even with low information voters, a candidate can score points by explaining the principles behind their position. They may be greedy stupid parasites but they are not completely unintelligent.

Which, BTW, brings up another point. The conservative movement needs to start running candidates that have a consistent position on priniciple. Romney lost key debates simply by the fuzzy line he used to try and explain why Romneycare was not Obamacare. It isn’t but don’t think that the left didn’t grab on to that tighter than Michelle Obama holds her ribs and lobster.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 2:56 PM

o/t

Genius Obama Supporter: Democrats Must Amend the Constitution To Allow C-Section Babies To Run For President…

Via Carteret County News-Times:

TO THE EDITOR:

Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?

We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.

But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it.

The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. WELL, THAT IS OBVIOUSLY UNFAIR BECAUSE THERE ARE A GREAT MANY OTHERWISE QUALIFIED PEOPLE WHO CANNOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS HAD TO HAVE A C-SECTION. BUT BECAUSE THE CONSTITUTION WAS WRITTEN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, NOBODY EVEN THOUGHT OF THE DISCRIMINATION THAT WOULD RESULT FROM A DOCTOR HAVING TO DELIVER A BABY IN THIS UNNATURAL WAY. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.

Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls.

PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT

Head. Desk. Ouch!

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

. Romney lost key debates simply by the fuzzy line he used to try and explain why Romneycare was not Obamacare.

The Republicans lost the election the moment they nominated the architect of Romneycare.

And I, and many others, pointed out that this is what choosing Romney would mean.

18-1 on February 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

…someone read that on the radio the other day…now I’m seeing it!
Thanks

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Cuccinelli’s race to lose. VA will vote red in 2013 because there won’t be enthusiasm to turn out for The Won.

22044 on February 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Hope to God you’re right!!

bernzright777 on February 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Head. Desk. Ouch!

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Sigh, I believe you have fallen for sarcasm…

SWalker on February 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Head. Desk. Ouch!

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

That HAD to have been sarcasm! (right?)

bernzright777 on February 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

The Republicans lost the election the moment they nominated the architect of Romneycare.

And I, and many others, pointed out that this is what choosing Romney would mean.

18-1 on February 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Who would have won?

thebrokenrattle on February 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Sigh, I believe you have fallen for sarcasm…

SWalker on February 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM

It was a letter to the editor of a newspaper. See the link. Normally, before a letter is published, someone contacts the writer to do some kind of verification. That’s happened to me.

That HAD to have been sarcasm! (right?)

bernzright777 on February 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

“Head. Desk. Ouch!” or the letter?

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

In ChiTcago everyone know that the’honest politician’ is the one that STAYS BOUGHT, but in the rest of America we know that our representatives keep working for those who WORK FOR HIM, thus he will stay the course as long as people at the grass roots level keep showing up to cover his back.

If not you, who?

DannoJyd on February 15, 2013 at 3:56 PM

“The reason Obama is the president in the first place is Republicans failed to lead fight in the first half of the last decade,” Cuccinelli said. “We need to get back to showing the American people why they work, how they work.” how they’ve been lied to, what the lies are …

Cleombrotus on February 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM

You do realize that by Cuccinelli mentioning that he would push back against the Federal government; that it means that Karl Rove will be out there looking for a less controversial and divisive candidate to run in the Republican primary and split the vote … for the good of the Party. And if Cuccinelli wins the primary, the Institutional Republicans will either refuse to support him, or support a third party candidate [I've seen it done].

Subotai Bahadur on February 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

What did Cuccinelli do about the two reporters who were beaten by a black mob?

moonsbreath on February 15, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Cuccinelli’s ongoing attacks on women’s health

Question: What does abortion have to do with women’s health?

Answer: Absolutely nothing

tom on February 15, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Subotai Bahadur on February 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

There will be no primary race. Cuccinelli is the Republican candidate. If anyone else wants in, they have to be 3rd party or independent.

I will continue to push back against the naysayers, because:
Cuccinelli won his AG race by 15 points in 2009
McDonnell, the current governor, won his race by 18 points
McDonnell has a good record as governor and solid approval ratings among all Virginians
Cuccinelli has won challenging races before, starting with his race to be a delegate in Northern Virginia
Obama won the race last year, by less than a point, by getting many votes from people who won’t participate in an off-year election
McAuliffe will not be a good candidate for the Democrats

22044 on February 15, 2013 at 5:54 PM

“these Republicans are so extreme” blather

’cause killing 1 million unborn a year is so gentle…

hillsoftx on February 15, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I am a Virginian from the Piedmont.

I think the best solution is to divide Virginia into two states, North and South.

My part of the state is nice and red and the Yankees can have the North.

Good riddance!

Sherman1864 on February 16, 2013 at 4:49 AM

I received this email from Cuccinelli’s campaign today. Worth a read!

Good afternoon folks –

On Saturday, the Cuccinelli campaign went over to Terry McAuliffe’s office in Rosslyn – which offers a scenic view of the Potomac River and Washington D.C. – and delivered an autographed copy of The Last Line of Defense to the former DNC Chairman for his 56thbirthday. As Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook reports: 2013 WATCH: Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, is 56 today and his Republican opponent, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, sent him an autographed copy of his new book, “The Last Line of Defense.”

Meanwhile, Attorney General Cuccinelli told the Washington Free Beacon that his book strongly encourages states to push back against a federal government that has become too powerful and aggressive in implementing their agenda. Ken Cuccinelli argues in his new book, The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty, that states protect individual liberty against an expansive federal government. “States, as the founders intended, really do have a role in pushing back” against the federal government, Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general and likely Republican gubernatorial candidate, said in an interview about his book, which was released on Tuesday. “We’ve never seen an administration so aggressive, with such frequency, trampling the law and the constitution like this,” he said, referring to the Obama administration. He highlighted the Federal Communication Commission’s efforts to regulate the Internet as “the most brazen” example of federal overreach. The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the FCC to stop trying to regulate the Internet in 2010 but the FCC voted 3-2 to regulate it anyway, Cuccinelli said.

And what has to be a devastating letdown for Terry McAuliffe and his liberal D.C. allies, Bacon’s Rebellion reported that there’s no political hay to be made from the book. If you’re doing opposition research on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and you’re looking for evidence of a wild-eyed culture warrior, you’ll find thin gruel in his new book, “The Last Line of Defense,” … The book chronicles the struggle of the AG and his conservative peers in other states against the Obama administration’s unconstitutional power grabs in pursuit of an expansive, big-government agenda. Abortion, gay rights and other culture-war touchstones make no appearance. … [I]f your interest is simply to dredge “The Last Line of Defense” in search of wild and intemperate remarks, as seems to be the case from some early reviews of the book, save yourself the time. You won’t find anything…”

Following the coverage of his book, the Cuccinelli campaign stayed on offense and slammed Terry McAuliffe for blaming his own company for creating jobs in Mississippi, that could’ve easily been created in Virginia. As Politico reported: GreenTech, McAuliffe’s electric car company, looked at building its new plant in Virginia but ultimately chose a site in Mississippi. In a release obtained by POLITICO, Cuccinelli’s campaign is charging that McAuliffe has changed his story about what happened. ‘Terry McAuliffe is definitely in the car sales business, because first he falsely claimed that Virginia wasn’t interested in his car company and now he’s blaming his company for the decision,’ Cuccinelli campaign manager David Rexrode writes in the release. ‘Given that Terry McAuliffe was the Chairman of the GreenTech, he only has himself to blame for creating jobs in Mississippi that could have been created in Virginia.’ The question of why GreenTech chose Mississippi has come up before in the Virginia governor’s race, and Cuccinelli’s campaign is likely to keep hammering away at it.

Meanwhile, the National Review Online reported that McAuliffe – who was the Chairman of GreenTech Automotive – must be the most strangely powerless chairman of a company ever. “In 2009, electric-car company GreenTech Automotive decided to locate its manufacturing plant in Mississippi instead of Virginia — pledging to bring at least 1,500 jobs to that state. Asked why McAuliffe’s company picked Mississippi instead of Virginia, the Democratic candidate contended that officials at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership — the state’s business recruitment agency — weren’t interested. ‘They decided they didn’t want to bid on it.’ … McAuliffe was asked about it and is now offering a new spin — it wasn’t his fault, somebody else made the decision. ‘They made the decision, the company made the decision,’ McAuliffe told a radio host Friday. McAuliffe must be the most strangely powerless chairman of a company ever.”

Finally, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on McAuliffe’s self-inflicted wound. The Republican Virginia Attorney General, who has never been shy to throw a punch, this week is taking a swipe at Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe over McAuliffe’s decision to locate his GreenTech Automotive company in Mississippi rather than Virginia. The McLean-based businessman and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee suffered a self-inflicted wound early in the campaign when he claimed that Virginia wasn’t interested in having his company locate in the commonwealth. The claim was rated “false” by Politifact Virginia and had McAuliffe backpedaling in a recent radio interview.

That’s all that is happening in the Virginia’s Governor Race. Make sure to stay tuned for more exciting news from the campaign.

22044 on February 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Note to Cuccinelli – do not get swept up in the crap from the varous democratic surrogates. This is what happened to Romney (although he would not have been a good preisdent – but he would have been better than what we have). Stay on point and on message. Merely point out that Planned Parenthood is merely a business making millions from federally funded abortions, and that Republicans do not want to interfere with anyones decisions reached jointly with their Doctor.

georgeofthedesert on February 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Until Conservatives understand that once again…and elect representatives and officials who live, breathe and are willing to die for those same principles…we will continue to be stuck under that rubric “well, our candidate is not as bad as your candidate.”

coldwarrior on February 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I agree with you on this Coldwarrior. It’s time to go whole-hog or none at all.

However, it seems we as a culture and a people have forgotten both the value of our freedoms and the values tied to our freedom. I think the problem is both the culture and cultural. Those need to be fixed first.

Chaz706 on February 17, 2013 at 1:44 AM