Friday, November 11, 2005

Mark Warner unofficially begins his '08 presidential campaign

Waiting for me in my stack of faxes this morning was an invite to a fundraiser being held next week for Pennsylvania State Treasurer Bob Casey, Jr.'s campaign for U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Rick Santorum. The interesting thing to note on the invite is "With Special Guest Governor Mark R. Warner of Virginia." I guess now that Marky Mark has gotten the main man of his Funky Bunch elected governor, he can move on and start building up that national profile and the chits he'll need in the '08 Dem primaries. I have to hand it to him, he's playing it smart (or at least his consultants are.)


At 11/11/2005 12:07:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Warner would be a great candidate for them to put up..great.

It angers me that Republicans created him. We helped him achieve the "fiscal balance", and we just have him the largest accomplishment in VA history for a Democrat. Electing a Governor who states "I am liberal and proud of it".

At 11/11/2005 04:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TC - You are really confusing me again ....

First you say- the RPV Chairwomen should not have gone on a supposed "witch hunt" against those voting for the tax increase.

Now you say that the GOP helped create Warner and helped him achieve the "fiscal balance" which I assume you mean to be the tax increase.

So, now you are angry that Warner is successful because of the tax increase which the GOP voted for. Yet you want these GOP tax raisers to have no challenge ... to continue serving in office?

Again ... very confusing.

At 11/12/2005 12:22:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

I am not trying to be confusing..

We as a party did create Warner by agreeing to his tax plan. I did not state my position on the tax-increase.

Then, after the damage was already done, Obenshain-Griffin went on a witch hunt of her own party that she chaired.

Two seperate affairs.

At 11/12/2005 06:59:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Frankly, I think that you can't lay blame completely at Kate's feet. This was something that originated within RPV State Central and was approved by an overwhelming majority of State Central members, including me.

That said, Kate, RPV and the rest of State Central came out in opposition to the tax increase, but it never sought to purge or defeat any of the members of the GOP caucus who voted in favor of it other than Russ Potts and that was AFTER he declared that he was running for Governor as an independent. At least within the confines of State Central, we did not view it as a witch hunt and we certainly did not do what VCAP did. How it was spun in the media, well, that is a different story altogether.

At 11/12/2005 09:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for clarifying Riley.

At 11/14/2005 12:27:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

I think the important thing to remember here is who in the GOP "created" Mark Warner and "helped him achieve the 'fiscal balance.'" It sure wasn't those who maintain that taxes were, at best, high enough, and probably too high.

The Republicans who "created" Mark Warner and "helped him achieve the 'fiscal balance'" were the likes of Russ Potts, John Chichester, Jack Rollison, and Harry Parrish. Sad to say, I can't blame Chairman Sean for it, but then again, it's not like he did anything to oppose Marky Mark and his Repubmocrat fellow travellers.

At 11/15/2005 02:08:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

They're not "Repubmocrats," they're his "Funky Bunch."

At 11/15/2005 05:10:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

Jim, I gotta confess: I like you're phrase more than mine. But isn't that what you mean?


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