At 8:07 pm eastern time, McDonald, the Republican in Virginia, as Republicans wrested political control of the state from the Democrats today as independent voters swung behind the GOP, a troubling sign for President Barack Obama and his party heading into an important midterm election year.
Of course the Democrats are downplaying this, but this is huge.
The thing that makes this huge, is the democrats have invested hugely to win this, and didn’t do it. Republican Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell’s victory in Virginia over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds was a triumph for the GOP as it looks to try to get back to it’s conservative roots, after straying so far from it over the last year or two. This loss for the Democrats is also a setback for the White House in a swing state that was a crucial part of Obama’s electoral landslide just a year ago. The president had personally campaigned for Deeds. Several times. Isn’t this a hoot!
Now the problem, as this Conservative sees it, in 1992 when the Republicans swept into power on the promise of change to smaller government and lower taxes….they did fine for the first year…then they started losing their way. I am afraid that this will happen again, and the next election will give us the Democrats again.
The only way to keep this from happening is to keep the politicians honest by letting them know that we are watching them. Even when there isn’t a looming election on the horizon. We can keep them honest this way. The chance that we are watching and they could lose their positions does scare most politicians.
As of now, every other race is too close to call, except maybe the one in New York’s 23rd. Fred Thompson has come out on Fox News and said that he thinks that the Conservative Candidate, Doug Hoffman will win the race. He is ahead now at this writing, and Christie of New Jersey has taken the lead there. So the Republicans right now are winning all three of those. Even with Obama stumping for the campaigns of the Democrats.
That is all for now my friends….I will continue to watch this and report more later. God Bless you all.
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