Archive for the ‘2006 Senate campaign’ Category
Do something today to get Allen voters to the polls, folks. If we can’t bust our tails and work to get out the vote today, why are we Republicans? Today’s the day! I want to see some good news tonight! (And get those voters to the polls who will be supporting our Congressional [...]
Okay, I screwed up my biggest prediction last year, so don’t wager on anything I’m saying here. Disclaimer aside, here’s how I see things playing out today. –Sen. George Allen will pull his race out by the skin of his teeth. I say a three point Allen victory. Far closer than it should [...]
Sums up the Webb candidacy perfectly:
I was out until almost 11 tonight, putting up signs at the polling locations and delivering materials in preparation for tomorrow. What have you done to help get George Allen re-elected? What will you do on Election Day to help? Can you work at the polls? Can you take someone to vote? Can you [...]
I don’t know if anyone saw it, but this was by far the most powerful ad of the campaign season. The Allen campaign should have scrapped all the other spots and just run this over and over and over. The text of the address is here, but this is my favorite quote from Sen. John [...]
GOP Hokie has a couple of excellent posts (here and here) about some indicators to watch for on Election Day, starting with the weather.
It’s time to get out the vote, Allen supporters! Get to work!
I guess Sen. Allen’s campaign has been getting good feedback about the other two addresses, because they’re doing it again. Senator George Allen and Senator John Warner will be making a final statewide address on election eve. Either way, it can’t be a bad idea to be seen next to Sen. Warner at this point [...]
Orson Scott Card: There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that’s the War on Terror. And the success of the War on Terror now teeters on the fulcrum of this election. If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions [...]
Seen on Main Street in Clintwood (in Dickenson County), where the Dems rallied on Sunday: Ouch.
The Washington Post’s ombudsman has admitted once again that the Post has been unfair to Sen. George Allen: Allen supporters think he canâ€™t catch a break; I sympathize. The macaca coverage went on too long, and a profile of Allen was relentlessly negative without balancing coverage of what made him a popular governor and senator. Yeah, that’s [...]
“The most miserable, neurotic and obsessive collection of individuals he had ever met.” That’s Jim Webb’s description of his fellow students at Georgetown Law. I can’t disagree with a word of that, even though I graduated from GULC decades after Webb.
I mentioned the appearances of AG Bob McDonnell and Gov. Tim Kaine on Jim Lehrer’s program this week. Now, the transcript has been posted online, and you can listen to the audio of the program here.
Lisa Rein, in the WaPo: U.S. Sen. George Allen and Democratic challenger James Webb fired up black voters Friday on swings through southeast Virginia, the state’s most populous region outside the Washington suburbs. Allen, a Republican who has struggled to win support from black voters since his days as governor in the 1990s, won the enthusiastic backing [...]
A regular correspondent sent the following analysis along, and I thought I’d see what you guys and gals thought about it: How go things in the great Southwest? The Allen-Webb race is shaping up to be a street fight here in Tidewater. Here’s my take on what we should look [...]
Did anyone catch AG Bob McDonnell and Gov. Tim Kaine on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer tonight? We had a local committee meeting tonight, so I missed it (and I went straight there from the office, so I didn’t get a chance to get home and set the Tivo). McDonnell and Kaine were scheduled to [...]
Great piece by Byron York over at NRO about the Allen-Webb race, with the subtitle: “Democratic activists, Internet pranksters, rumor-mongers, and the Washington Post come together to hit the Republican candidate.” It’s about that nut who made a spectacle of himself at the Allen event yesterday. Be sure to read it.
The whole endorsement game is generally pretty lame, but I was very surprised that Sen. George Allen earned the endorsement of the Staunton News Leader: As we have said in the past, an endorsement is not a statement of unconditional love â€” merely our appraisal of who we believe to be the best person for a [...]
Ramesh Ponnuru examines the evidence over at NRO: Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia professor of politics, has seen 17 passages from Bergamini that resemble passages from Webb. â€œThere are some passages that were lifted, thatâ€™s just obvious,â€ he says, while noting that perhaps Webb has some explanation for the similarity that hasnâ€™t occurred to him. [...]