Can we all agree that the notion of either gubernatorial candidate being a “jobs governor” (as McDonnell has branded himself) is fundamentally bullshit? A governor has a very limited capacity to create jobs. I will buy that it’s possible that a governor, over the course of four years, can woo a couple of big employers to have an impact on a locality. A few hundred jobs in Martinsville, another few hundred in Waynesboro. I don’t want to sell short the value of that. But these guys aren’t running for governor of Augusta County, they’re running for governor of Virginia, in a country that’s in terrible economic shape. Unless our next governor is going to sell bonds to hire employees for public works projects, there’s virtually nothing that they can do to employ the overwhelming majority of the unemployed folks in Virginia.