Saturday, December 03, 2005

The Advance

Because of the supposed inclement weather tonight, I left the advance after lunch..Here's my thoughts on it.. Overall it went smoothly, and there was not much blame put on anyone for the election. The most obvious divide was between Davis and Gilmore type supporters. It was their presumed Senate primary that loomed over the event. Both always being where the other one was, and both having competing hospitality suites. Lt.Governor-elect Bolling made a lot of rounds, and has already begun stumping for '09. He'll " hit every barbeque" in the state again presumably. George Allen made a great presidential speech at lunch, and all but announced his intentions.Chairman Kate Obenshain introduced him saying "I hope one day he will take his vision to the nation". Met alot of other bloggers, who were in abundance at the event. Steve Baril's huge page in the program was also a telling sign of what is to come. It looks like he will have some competition from Delegate Rob Bell, Bill Cleveland and others who also seemed to be testing the waters. Many possible Lt.Governor candidates also made their rounds, including Delegate Chris Saxman, Delegate Tim Hugo, Chairman Sean Connaughton, and Senator Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis. I had a few conversations with Phil Rodokanakis who had some very good points on issues. He made it clear that his organization was non-partisan, and was created to look after tax-payers interests, and not the interests of the parties. Senator Cuccinelli continues to grow on me every time I meet him. Although I disagree with him on some issues, I have no doubt he is better for that district than Oleszek, Belter, Smith, or Barry would be. Some other Homestead thoughts: Werkheiser against O'Brien? Kilgore for Congress against Boucher? Loudoun County Chairman Randy Minchew vs Supervisor Stanton? Tom Davis for GOVERNOR? Chap! against Devolites-Davis? Steve Shannon for Attorney General? -just some of the many thoughts floating around down there. Hope to see everyone again next year.

21 Comments:

At 12/03/2005 09:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all of the updates from the Homestead. Unfortunately I couldn't make it, but I enjoyed reading all of the news here.

 
At 12/03/2005 09:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant vote for Tim Hugo for LG. His promotion of the homosexual agenda is offensive.

 
At 12/03/2005 10:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hugo did earn a "94" from the Family Foundation for the last GA Session. Only vote that wasn't "pro-family" was on school choice. That means he vote for the marriage amendment, against domestic partner benefits, for the traditional definition of the family, against gay adoption, and for a ban on gay civil unions.

Rampant promotion of the homosexual agenda there, eh?

 
At 12/03/2005 10:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, just so you know, the only non-FF vote he cast was when he went against school choice.

 
At 12/03/2005 11:29:00 PM, Anonymous Adam said...

I would definitely like to see the Kilgore vs. Boucher scenario happen.

Kilgore is one of only a select number of people that would even have a chance of defeating Boucher.

Also, this probably truly is Kilgore's only option for another elected office. In 2009, the GOP will not be running somebody that lost 4 years earlier. People are already in line for the Republican nomination for Governor and the line continues to grow.

Kilgore would have an advantage in name recognition, funding, and the ability to fundraise. Most people who challenge Boucher don't have these assets.

 
At 12/04/2005 02:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrico would be none too happy.

 
At 12/04/2005 06:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask any homosexual which Delegate will meet with them, and whisper into their ear that they dont want to vote like this, but they need to do so for the party.

 
At 12/04/2005 07:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's crap. Tim Hugo has never met with a known homosexual.

 
At 12/04/2005 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous 700- Tim Hugo must stand up to the homosecuals, is he willing to do so this session?

 
At 12/04/2005 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems our party has two problems. 1- voters want us to stand up to the homosexual agenda. 2- we need to do better in Northern VA.

I suggest the following ticket, to fix both problems:

Bob Marshall for Governor
Too Conservative for Lt. Governor
James Young for Attorney General

Thoughts?

 
At 12/04/2005 11:10:00 AM, Blogger Neal said...

I, too, would love to see Boucher v. Kilgore, but only because I like to see Rick Boucher win every two years.

Jerry Kilgore hasn't ever done anything for Southwest Virginia. Rick Boucher was in state government while Jerry Kilgore was in college.

But, seriously, if Rick Boucher can get 66% in Russell County at the same time Bush-Cheney got 53%, and if Boucher can get 63% in Dickenson County while Bush-Cheney got 49%, then Jerry Kilgore might as well run for Scott County Dog Catcher.

 
At 12/04/2005 11:51:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

Delegate Hugo's a great guy.

I do not believe Kilgore could beat Boucher, and running and losing again would make him politically dead(unless he's Byrne).

 
At 12/04/2005 02:18:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

Jerry would probably do about as well as anyone else running against Boucher.
He is well liked and we arent going to beat him unless he makes a major mistake.
To the numbers guy eariler, Boucher got 59.32% in '04 and Bush got 59.5% in the 9th district. A dem running 20 points stronger than the presidential candidate districtwide is gonna be a tough one to beat.

 
At 12/04/2005 05:35:00 PM, Blogger Nikhil Verma said...

Our party has a huge problem in Northern Virginia. I go to school at University of Maryland. In Maryland, all of the rural counties on the Eastern shore in the West are Republican. But Montgomery County, PG County, Baltimore, and the suburbs of Baltimore are liberal.
The point here is that many states can easily turn liberal if you do a bad job in the cities and suburbs. That's true in just about any state, not just Virginia.
As a party, we need to do a better job in the cities and suburbs. And here in Virginia, our performance in NoVA sucked, to be honest. If we don't watch out, the whole commonwealth of Virginia could turn blue, before any of us know it.

 
At 12/04/2005 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hugo's going to have BIG problems. tries to be everything to everybody. just as he did on tax referendum. come out against at last second.

hugo really wants to be in congress anyway but doesnt want to bide his time til wolf or davis leaves. (he was a former hill staffer) and davis is growing restless wait for john warner to leave. and you are going to have to pry warner out of the senate, more like in a casket. he's never gonna leave on his own.

do I smell a battle between hugo and davis (make that jeanne marie) for lt? not very insipring.

 
At 12/04/2005 07:53:00 PM, Blogger Phil Rodokanakis said...

I too enjoyed talking to you at the advance. Keep up the good work!

 
At 12/05/2005 02:30:00 PM, Blogger Gone said...

Mr. Anon

Bob Marshall for Governor? What are you smoking?

 
At 12/05/2005 04:46:00 PM, Anonymous Maximus said...

We could make history in Virginia by electing Bill Cleveland Attorney General.

 
At 12/06/2005 12:11:00 AM, Anonymous Chris said...

I like the idea of Jerry Kilgore challenging Rick Boucher. Its a sign of strength in the party to be able to run strong candidates in every race. Boucher might (probably win), but just because we assume Boucher will win doesn't mean we shouldn't run our best candidate, right? Sounds Kilgore was a smash at the Advance, and other southern states are prone to send losing gov candidates to congress. Bobby Jindal (LA) and Ben Chandler (KY) both lost bitter governor's races and were elected to Congress. I am a student of history, and if history has taught me anything, once your in a race, ANYTHING can happen.

 
At 12/06/2005 09:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kilgore against Boucher? That's the worst idea I've ever heard given that Kilgore couldn't even carry that district in the general election. Lay off the hashish.

 
At 12/07/2005 06:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hugo promoting the gay agenda is the craziest thing I have ever heard. I would vote for him for LG or Congress. He is a hard worker and not full of talk like most politicians. He works hard in his district will hold that seat for as long as he wants it. People in his district love him.

 

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