Oct 13 2007

Stick A Fork In The VA GOP

Published by at 4:44 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

The Virginia GOP has taken the right to select our federal representatives out of the hands of the people and put it into the hands of a handful of activists.

Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) suffered a setback today for a future Senate campaign, as the Virginia GOP’s Central Committee opted to select the party’s nominee through a convention, not a primary.

The state’s 85-member committee, comprised of GOP activists, chose the convention by a sizable 10-vote margin.

Davis was probably the better choice in terms of holding John Warner’s GOP Senate seat. But the fact the GOP will not let the voters have a voice means former Democrat Governor Mark Warner will win his long covetted Senate seat. VA voters are very independent minded. And by taking the choice of nominee away from them they VA GOP has just ensured its self destruction. We have had years of a dysfunctional GOP legislature and now this. The Old Dominion is about to go Democrat folks.

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4 Responses to “Stick A Fork In The VA GOP”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    Independent of that AJ, the left election analysis blogs are saying that the other Warner could take on anyone the Reps have to offer. Their only downside is that they believe he make be taken out of the race as a potential future Vice Presidential candidate.

  2. BarbaraS says:

    No one else has a chance with the name Warner on the ballot. The uniformed will think Mark Warner is the same senator they have been voting for for years. Name fame is all.

  3. stevevvs says:

    Well, that stinks!
    In N.C. the legislature, controled by demacrates, wants to split up the eletoral votes. If a dem. wins say 40% of the votes, they want the electoral votes to reflect the percentage won by either candidate. Thereby making the dem. at least get close to half of them, and that much closer to winning the electoral college.
    Nice one eh?

  4. crosspatch says:

    Actually, that isn’t so bad. Rather than the candidate that can run the best marketing campaign and sell a shiny smile, you might get someone nominated who is actually smart but doesn’t look as good on TV.

    I am also in favor of getting rid of direct elections to the Senate altogether and going back to appointment by the Legislature.