With the only other governor's race in the country this year being New Jersey, which is looking like a done deal, expect a lot of attention on Virginia. The left and the media say Republican Ken Cuccinelli is going to have a tough time--they say he's too conservative. I, along with a lot of other conservatives, have been saying for a long time: voters want someone who stands courageously for what he believes in. And moderates and independents aren't just looking for "Democrat-lite," they're looking for someone committed to stemming the growth of government and unleashing the free market. This will be a great test.
In an interesting piece from the Richmond Times Dispatch, written by Jim Nolan, about the Virginia's governor's race, My former UVa professor and friend Larry Sabato and others seem to think a makeover is Cuccinelli's only hope. As I told the Nolan:
We shall see. Read the entire article here.