Monday, September 22, 2008

VA Makes the National News Again (and for a good reason this time).

Dems eye Va. as 2008 battleground

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Gordon Maddox, a retired career police officer in this southern Virginia town, ticked off his priorities when deciding who to vote for in a presidential race.
"Integrity." "Good moral character." "Christian leadership."

These qualities rarely appear in national polls asking voters to list their priorities this election. But they come up often in southern Virginia, home to numerous military schools and evangelical universities.

Largely on the strength of this region, Republicans have been taking Virginia in presidential elections for decades. The last time a Democrat won here was in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson defeated U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater.

But Democrats believe the political stars may be aligned to turn the Old Dominion their way......


Yet another reason why we have to get out the vote!! as if the Bush/McCain legacies weren't enough...

1 comment:

One who knows religion & politics don't mix said...

"Christian Leadership"? Where in hell has that gotten us? Preachers and Priests who abuse women, children and power....a republican party taken over and run amok by the so-called "christian right"....a born-again president who thinks "God" chose him to make war and protect the rich.....

"Christian Leadership" is an oxymoron when attached to politics. while the republican party may have "leadership" it certainly isn't Christian!