As many of you know, I like to read the blogs from the "other side", mostly for comic relief, since they rarely focus on issues. Click the link and read this blog post from From on High.
It begins by pointing out some of the varied reasons Virgil Goode Jr., lost his re-election bid for the 5th Congressional District, points out the Editorial in the Martinsville Bulletin then slides directly into saying Tom Perriello will fit into a "liberal" mold, and Southside voters will not stand for it.
Blog author Jerry Fuhrman, says the results of the election were "unexpected". Unexpected? Only a conservative would see it this way.
It is painfully obvious that Mr. Fuhrman, spends too much time on his computer, instead of meeting the people he writes about. Most people I met and spoke with voted for Perriello, not because it was a vote "against" Goode, but a vote "for" our district and Perriello.
Where was Fuhrman, when his "conservative" friends left the Danville debate at the Sorensen Institute between Goode and Perriello with Perriello stickers in hand to cover the Goode stickers on their cars?
The other side just doesn't get it, do they?
Let's review the election cycle as a whole for a moment. Democrats in Virginia now have a 6-5 lead in the House of Representatives, 2 Democratic U.S. Senators, Virginia went blue by voting for President-elect Barack Obama, we have a Democrat in the governor's seat, a trend that is likely to continue in 2009.
As I see the 2008 election outcome, Virgil Goode, Jim Gilmore, and let's add everyone's favorite racist George Allen to the mix, are all looking for work.
Can I get an "AMEN"?