Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The Conservative Side of Tom Davis

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.us A post on Commonwealth Commonsense recently compared Congressman Tom Davis to Joe McCarthy, believing him to be "too conservative". This is very interesting considering most "conservatives" believe him to be too liberal.
Congressman Davis is a HUGE baseball fan, and often travels with his wife, Senator Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis to Nationals games. Tom Davis' various remarks on George Soros include: "pro marijuana," an "out of towner" and "some multinational". A small snippit about the problem can be found on Yahoo.
Personally, I respect Congressman Davis even more for sticking his neck out there, and saying his opinion. An extreme leftist like Soros would make a team headquartered in D.C. ridiculous. After all of the outlash from Davis' comments , which were taken out of context, another smaller article was published in the Baltimore Sun, telling the true side of the story.
Congressman Davis is what is refered to in the Matrix as an anomaly. He represents a moderate district, is thought by all of the "right" to be liberal, when his voting record is anything but. He votes with Republican leadership more than neighboring Congressman Frank Wolf, was pro-Iraq War, and voted for Traditional Marriage. As a brilliant politician Tom Davis would seem to be the front runner if a Virginia Senate seat opened up because of either a presidential run by George Allen, or a retirement from John Warner. Tom Davis is a great fundraiser, a likeable guy, and a brilliant man. Washingtonian magazine recently ranked him the best Congressman in the Washington Metro area, which was a well deserved title.
TC has a new acronym: MINO=Moderate. In. Name. Only.


At 7/06/2005 10:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Davis was the frontrunner for an open Senate seat coming off his NRCC stint in 2002, but timing is everything. Eric Cantor's star is rising now.

At 7/06/2005 11:11:00 AM, Anonymous Freddie said...

If John Warner chooses not to run for reelection, there will be a state convention to choose the nominee. If it's Eric Cantor versus Tom Davis, it's almost certain that Eric Cantor would be the winner.

If John Warner resigns in the middle of the term, things may be a little different depending on who is the Governor, but I don't think Tom will get the nod.

Tom does a good job in the House, and that's where he's going to stay.

At 7/06/2005 11:33:00 AM, Blogger MR JMS said...

I think you all are greatly mistaken. Cantor right now is next inline to be House Whip when the Delay machine finally implodes. While being Senator is a nice place to be #95 in Senate seniority does not compare to #3 in the House.

The 2008 battle will be Gilmore and Davis. I think we can all see that Gilmore is positioning himself for something else and if VA history continues to hold true that move will be Senator. Right now I give Gilmore the edge in a Convention against Davis and I think it is a draw in a primary as more people will participate in the Senate primary than the recent LG/AG primary.

One major road block for Gilmore though. If we see Cantor, Goodelatte, Goode, or Forbes throw their name in the ring as well than the Gilmore bid could fall apart as the Conservatives are split.

At 7/08/2005 10:36:00 AM, Blogger Virginia Centrist said...

Davis doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell. You think the GOP base wants this canoodling moderate as their senator?

At 7/11/2005 01:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gilmore and Davis both leave a lot to be desired.

At 7/12/2005 04:06:00 PM, Anonymous E.D. is not your friend said...

JoAnn Davis is the Davis to be watching when it comes to an open senate seat. Her district stretches from Northern VA to Newport News. She'd get the nod in a heartbeat. Otherwise, Gov. Kilgore appoints her to President-elect Allen's seat.

At 7/17/2005 02:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jo Ann Davis is one of the biggest goofballs in the entire Congress. She is a certifiable idiot. Incidentally, one of her big campaign themes a few years ago touted the fact that she was born in a trailor park--i.e she's a boot staps story. Unfortunately, she acts like she never left.


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