WASHINGTON, November 6, 2013 — Well, here we go again. GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli loses the Virginia governor’s race he should have easily won. Why? Like Mitt Romney he ran an out of touch campaign. Virginians didn’t want to hear anymore about Obamacare, which is crashing and burning on its own head. They also didn’t want to hear about merits of the government shutdown. Virginians in what used to be an historically red state wanted to hear about job creating and economy boosting policies. Democrat fundraiser Terry McAuliffe, who never held elected office, won the Virginia gubernatorial race because he ran against Cuccinelli’s bad campaign.
It is nobody’s fault but yours you lost. If you lost by a slim margin, you could have won by a slim margin. Stop blaming everybody under the sun. First like Romney, you, Ken, ignored the black and woman vote. You won 56% of the white vote compared to Democrat Terry McAuliffe who won 36%. If you had bothered to campaign in black communities and ask for the black vote, you, Dear Ken, probably could have won more than the 8% black vote and won the election.
But McAuliffe won 90% of the black and 51% of woman vote compared to your 40%.
How many times will GOP candidates like you and Mitt have to lose the minority vote, the growing share of the US population, before the party will finally get it?
Blaming the independent candidate Robert Sarvis holds no weight either. If you were a formidable candidate with a clear message, nearly 7% of Virginians would not have voted for Sarvis. You also would have raised more money if Virginians felt your message was compelling. You should have resigned as Attorney General because you had a conflict of interest in investigating the over $200,000 in gifts Governor Bob McDonnell received from Star Scientific’s Jonnie Williams because you too, Dear Ken, received $18,000 in gifts from Williams.
Ken, you wanted to have your cake and eat it too and in the end, you have no cake!
Republicans Tired of Losing
P.S. Also, note to Ken and every other GOP white male politician: stop talking about women’s health issues. It is a losing message for the party. While the economy was and is still in the tank, you and other Republicans in Virginia’s General Assembly, said “hey, now’s a great time to push the 2012 transvaginal sonogram requirement for abortions, along with the person-hood bill.” Really? I mean Really?
GOP lamebrains, let conservative women talk about women’s health. You can be pro-life but spend your energies encouraging non-profits, churches and other groups to educate women that abortion isn’t the first line of defense for an unplanned pregnancy. Women can have the baby, keep it or give it up for adoption.
Thanks Ken for screwing things up for GOP in 2016. You gave Hillary a pathway to the WH in 2016 via Virginia. “She’s got a ticket to ride.”
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