Posted on | November 14, 2011 | 10 Comments
Myra Adams seems to be leaning just a little far forward with this post:
Governor McDonnell took a well-deserved victory lap this past week after helping the Republican Party of Virginia win control of both the Virginia General Assembly and Virginia Senate. This huge legislative victory, won with tea party support, catapults McDonnell right into Romney’s number two slot.
Yeah, that control is not by a wide margin. There is still a ton of work to do to keep Virginia liberated from the zombie Commie infestation here nearby the Potomac.
Moving ahead to the 2012 election cycle, Kaine has left the DNC to run for the US Senate in Virginia against former US Senator and former Virginia Governor George Allen, who was defeated in 2006 by Jim Webb.
On Friday, November 11th a few days after his state legislative victories, Governor McDonnell endorsed George Allen, who has primary tea party opposition.
There are high hopes that George Allen will win that highly contested Virginia Senate seat, especially if the VP candidate is Governor Bob McDonnell.
President Obama, of course, will be supporting Kaine one thousand percent for two reasons. First, Obama is counting on Kaine to keep the Virginia Senate seat in the Democrat column. Second, Obama is expecting Kaine to have coat-tails going up the ballot, helping him to win Virginia again.
This all sets up an Obama/Kaine vs. McDonnell/Allen WWF style “death match.”
Now, you may be cutting closer to the bone than is comfortable here, comparing a crucial election to a bunch of goofballs in a sports arena wearing vaguely homo-erotic spandex.
Nevertheless, here are a few points in rebuttal:
- Not Mitt Romney
- Bob McDonnell has great name recognition in VA, but where else, really?
- Why not opt for one of the other strong debate performers? Didn’t the Cain/Gingrich Debate feature a dynamic, handsome brace of gents?
- Would McDonnell’s talent be better spent taking Senator Mark Warner to the woodshed in 2014?
In any case, trying to call the GOP ticket this early doesn’t seem much more than fodder for blog posts.