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Cuccinelli ad: I fought to free a wrongly-convicted man

posted at 11:28 am on September 4, 2013 by

And now, a break from Virginia’s relentlessly negative gubernatorial race:

Conservative Intel’s David Freddoso makes a few good points about this spot:

With recent polls of Virginia showing that voters believe GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli “doesn’t understand” average voters’ concerns, this ad is just the right way to demonstrate his empathy…I’m a big fan of negative advertising in politics, and the rule of thumb for candidates who are trailing (as Cuccinelli is) is to go negative. But once you reach a certain point of negativity, surely there are diminishing returns. At some point, you need to strengthen the case for your own candidacy. Some of the same polls that show Cuccinelli trailing suggest he’s done a better job of this so far than McAuliffe. Despite his clear underdog status at this late date, there might still be some hope in this race for the Republican.

A recent poll of the race showed (the disastrous) Terry McAuliffe holding a decent-sized lead over Cuccinelli, thanks in large part to the Republican’s empathy gap.

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good ad

commodore on September 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

thanks in large part to the Republican’s empathy gap liberals who have infiltrated from D.C.</blockquote>
FIFY

GWB on September 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Nope. Cucinelli’s too conservative. He shouldn’t have shouldered aside Bill Bolling. Bolling had a better chance to win.

Meryl Yourish on September 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

It just shows what utter morons Virginians are if they put that scumbag McAuliffe in the governors mansion. These people are no less ignorant the ass clowns that re-elected Obastard.

bbinfl on September 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

How the h-e-double hockey sticks does Cucinelli lose to McAuliffe? Ever. I may rethink ever moving back to my home state. At least everybody is crazy in Florida. Let me go call 9-1-1 about this.

Cindy Munford on September 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Virginia is certainly going to Hades lately, with the wymyn’s “empathy” vote turning the Commonwealth purplish/blue. If they elect the known crook and liar McAuliffe, though, that’s it. I’ll never vist again.

Adjoran on September 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Nope. Cucinelli’s too conservative. He shouldn’t have shouldered aside Bill Bolling. Bolling had a better chance to win.

Meryl Yourish on September 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Although I agree that Bolling probably would have won rather easily, let’s not count Cuccinelli out just yet. Anything can happen. The one thing the Republicans have going for them? He’s running against Terry McAuliffe. Still holding out hope.

Oh and a great ad btw.

GOPRanknFile on September 4, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Meryl Yourish on September 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

If Cucinelli is too conservative, Virginia deserves to be lost.

Cindy Munford on September 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

WOW. Principle.

ex Dem from Miami on September 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM