First of all, I would like to say that I am a proud supporter of the statewide GOP ticket of Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain. It is quite refreshing to have the opportunity to vote for some true conservatives. In far too many elections, as was the case in last year’s presidential election, we are stuck with choosing between a far left liberal and a mushy middler.
But I am concerned about the direction of the campaign so far. Cuccinelli has been allowing his opponent, Terry McAuliffe, to play the ridiculous “I’m a moderate, Cuccinelli’s an extremist” card. And this has had a somewhat adverse effect on Cuccinelli in the early polls.
It seems to me that Cuccinelli is missing a great opportunity here. He should be making this election a referendum on Obamacare, much in the way that Jim Gilmore successfully turned the 1997 gubernatorial election into a referendum on the car tax.
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