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November 03, 2009

YES!!!!

Unbelievable:

RICHMOND — Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican and a former state attorney general, won a decisive victory in Virginia’s governor’s race Tuesday, a stark reversal of fortune for Democrats who have held control in Richmond for the past eight years.
Mr. McDonnell defeated the Democratic candidate, R. Creigh Deeds, an 18-year state senator from rural Bath County in western Virginia.

Republicans cited the victory as a repudiation of the Obama administration and the national Democratic Party’s agenda, especially that of outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine, who serves as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Nonetheless, exit polls conducted by Edison Research on Tuesday showed that support for Mr. Obama had changed little in the state since his victory here in 2008. The polls suggested that many of Mr. Obama’s voters stayed home on Tuesday,

Funny how that whole "staying home" thing works. If you want to win, you need to dress for the game. 99% of winning is just showing up.

Posted by Cassandra at November 3, 2009 08:19 PM

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Virginia was my home for a couple of years. It's a very nice place, even in a bad year.

Posted by: Grim at November 3, 2009 09:43 PM

yeah, but my county voted all "D", f##kers...

Posted by: olga at November 3, 2009 10:20 PM

^^ Grim, my "home" too....during OCS at Quantico^^ All I really saw was the "outback", and the Mickey Dees in the Triangle, but By G-d Good on those Voters....Yay

Posted by: Wollf at November 3, 2009 11:08 PM

And good on the voters of New Jersey, as well. Now, to see what the voters of NY-23 decide...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at November 3, 2009 11:23 PM

I only hope that Republicans, rather than merely regaining some elected positions, also regain their focus on conservative principles...or it will be all for naught.

Posted by: camojack at November 4, 2009 12:35 AM

I have family in Williamsburg and Richmond. My father got assigned to Langley AFB a couple of times when I was a kid, so we all ended up spending a good bit of time in the Tidewater region (mostly in Hampton). That part of Virginia is almost as much "home" to me as is Las Vegas (which is where I've been the past 21 years)...maybe a bit more in some ways, as I'm out here all by myself.

This is good news.

Posted by: salfter at November 4, 2009 02:50 AM

I only hope that Republicans, rather than merely regaining some elected positions, also regain their focus on conservative principles...

I remember how elated most conservative bloggers were when we swept the 2004 election.

I thought it was the worst possible thing that could have happened to the Republican party. I suspect that we would have to spend a lot longer in the wilderness for the experience to have any lasting effect :p

Posted by: Cassandra at November 4, 2009 05:17 AM

"The polls suggested that many of Mr. Obama’s voters stayed home on Tuesday"

Too much congestion at the cemetery.

Posted by: purple raider at November 4, 2009 08:11 AM

I remember how elated most conservative bloggers were when we swept the 2004 election.
I thought it was the worst possible thing that could have happened to the Republican party. I suspect that we would have to spend a lot longer in the wilderness for the experience to have any lasting effect :p
Posted by: Cassandra at November 4, 2009 05:17 AM

While I do understand where you're coming from, it's dangerous to America's future for the lunatics to continue running the asylum...

Posted by: camojack at November 5, 2009 01:19 AM

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