[Every Virginia Democrat needs to get this message. Promoted by Josh]
I wanted to make a comment about the road on which we presently travel. I do not care who you are supporting and I am not interested in going through all the events and facts to prove anything. This is simply a warning notice for how Democrats will lose Virginia.
I have been watching the Governor's race and I have yet to back anyone. So you cannot accuse me of picking sides. I expect I will review the work and join into the fray here before long. As it stands right now, regardless of who wins the Democratic Primary, Dems lose the General Election.
Why, you ask?
The lack of professionalism by many of the Dem campaign staffers. The conduct of the campaigns. The words and venom being thrown around that is all meaningless except to embitter people who we just got to sign on with the party.
Let me explain what is at stake. Virginia turned blue last year after a good number of years of Republican control. Barack Obama, a black man no less, won the presidency here. Even the military districts of Hampton Roads were willing to sign onto the message of hope and change that the Democratic Party was selling.
We stand to lose all of that. We stand to prove that 2008 was a fluke, that Virginia is still Republican. I don't know if you noticed but we have a dark history of anti-progress here in this state. We also have an amazing history of progress but that was a much longer time ago than the alternative. We have a lot of obstacles left to overcome before Virginia can reclaim its rightful place as the home of the Enlightenment in the new world. We have a lot of work to do.
As it stands, I am fearful that your average voter, who is only so interested in politics anyway especially after a rough year last year, is going to look at this primary and gasp at how the Democratic candidates are slinging mud like idiots after working all year for a new brand of politics. We are fighting a battle right now not against each other and not even against McDonnell. We are fighting against the notion that we did not actually deserve the 2008 election and the trust of the average voter. We stand on the cusp of building a new generation of Democratic voters who truly believe in the system and public service. Or we an allow the Republicans to continue eroding the quality of this state. Up to you. Make up your mind fast.