Monday, February 06, 2006

How Can Republicans Win in NOVA?

Shortly I will be starting a series called:"How Can Republicans Win in NOVA?". I have asked various former-candidates, candidates, and party officials across NOVA the same question, and will be posting their responses one at a time after I have received them all. I have made sure to include both "centrist" and "conservative" Republicans. I hope with a collection of ideas, we can openly discuss where to go as a party in Northern Virginia.

17 Comments:

At 2/07/2006 01:14:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

You are going down.

 
At 2/07/2006 08:25:00 AM, Anonymous loudoun dem said...

Great idea! Looking forward to learning more. Thanks.

 
At 2/07/2006 09:53:00 AM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Why didn't you ask any liberal Republicans?

 
At 2/07/2006 02:00:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

RWE: Probably because there aren't any. Were you thinking of John Lindsey? William Scranton? Nelson Rockefeller?

 
At 2/07/2006 03:02:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

C'mon NOVA, are you telling me that in all of our region there's not a single Liberal Republican? I'm sure the people at Black-out might find a few...

 
At 2/07/2006 03:19:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

rtwng, that's not fair. TC HAS asked liberal Republicans. 'Cept now, they're calling themselves "moderates."

 
At 2/07/2006 03:49:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

I'm so confused, James. I thought the guys you call "moderates" used to be "conservatives." Now you tell me they used to be "liberals." Can we assume these labels have lost all utility? Is there a semiotician in the house?

 
At 2/07/2006 03:55:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

I was reminded by mason Conservative today that Jim Dillard is to the left of Warner and Kaine. Now I realize he didn't say whether he meant left of their public persona or their true persona, but I'll say that would make him a liberal Republican. I will also say that I don't believe he was deceptive about it.

 
At 2/07/2006 06:47:00 PM, Anonymous blackout2005 said...

..are you telling me that in all of our region there's not a single Liberal Republican? I'm sure the people at Black-out might find a few...

Don't know about that, but you'll find centrist Republicans and Republicans who would like to win the occasional election.

Looking forward to the analysis.

 
At 2/08/2006 07:05:00 AM, Blogger Waltzing Matilda said...

How can we win NOVA? It's easy really. Put out some real transportation reform that works, buff up public safety, give the local government legtitimate tools to control growth, and make sure that NOVA feels more like an economic engine and less like the state's cash cow. Plus, if we could do these things and not raise taxes, which seems to be one of the cardinal sins of the GOP, we would be HEROS in NOVA and quite unbeatable. But, if we continue with the same old, same old non-solutions, we will continue with the same old, same old losing streak.

Wow! Isn't that what Warner and Kaine did? Boy, we look pretty stupid if we can't learn from others successes.

 
At 2/08/2006 08:37:00 AM, Anonymous Loudoun Dem said...

Right on, Waltzing Matilda. Onward and upward! Full steam ahead!

 
At 2/08/2006 10:04:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

I know you're confused, nova scout. And it really isn't worth my time trying to explain it to you, except to note that I ALWAYS put "moderate" in quotation marks. Kinda like gay "marriage." Sorry if the subtlety was lost upon you.

 
At 2/08/2006 03:13:00 PM, Anonymous David said...

That's right - because as we all know, putting things in quotation marks makes them cease to exist.

bwahahahaha

 
At 2/10/2006 08:08:00 PM, Anonymous jaqui j said...

I'm a moderate (i.e. not far right) Republican and I voted for Dave Poisson (sp?) and Mark Herring because I want to be represented in Richmond by politicians who share my concerns and are not obsessing about social issues over which they have no control at the state level. It's time for the Loudoun GOP to encourage moderate and inclusive candidates to run. When that happens, I'll work tirelessly to get Republicans elected.

 
At 2/10/2006 08:09:00 PM, Anonymous jaqui j said...

I'm a moderate (i.e. not far right) Republican and I voted for Dave Poisson (sp?) and Mark Herring because I want to be represented in Richmond by politicians who share my concerns and are not obsessing about social issues over which they have no control at the state level. It's time for the Loudoun GOP to encourage moderate and inclusive candidates to run. When that happens, I'll work tirelessly to get Republicans elected.

 
At 2/13/2006 10:03:00 AM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

jaqui j,

If you truly are a Republican, I suggest you then get active in the Loudoun GOP in order to get candidates more to your liking nominated. Otherwise when your taxes go up and your freedoms begin to be removed by the Dems, you will have no one to blame but yourself.

 
At 5/08/2006 09:15:00 PM, Anonymous jacquih said...

I was a member of the Loudoun Republican Committee until it came under the control of Dick Black and his buddies and I could no longer tolerate their extreme politics. And have you seen what recently happened to former committee members who want to return? Of course, it's OK for Dale Polen Myers to be welcomed with open arms even though she ran unsuccessfully as an Independent.

 

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