Further to Bob McDonnell’s plan to fund transportation, given the Post’s discovery of some deeply misleading math, see if you can follow this logical jujitsu in McDonnell’s plan. Tracing back this bit of the plan to its origins, the Wilder Commission report concluded: We estimate that the dollar amount that could accrue from these streamlinings, […]
The Washington Post editorial board, having read Bob McDonnell’s transportation plan, doesn’t like what they see: Much of the plan relies on wildly optimistic assumptions, brazen exaggerations, gauzy projections and far-off scenarios: budget surpluses and revenue growth that may not materialize; interstate tolls that the federal government may not approve; royalties from offshore oil and […]
A trend has emerged in the last couple of poll results: Sen. Creigh Deeds is pulling even with Bob McDonnell. Clarus research group’s poll came out a few days ago, showing McDonnell 5% ahead of Deeds, much closer than Deeds had been. But who is Clarus? I have no idea. So I ignored it. But […]
During today’s debate between Sen. Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell, I was awfully surprised to see this appear on McDonnell’s Twitter feed in the midst of it: @CreighDeeds confuses audience, mass hysteria ~staff #vagov Mass hysteria? Whatever Deeds had said, it had left the audience throwing chairs, pulling each others hairs, weeping openly, screaming, running […]
Jim Bacon on both gubernatorial candidates’ promises to slim down the state budget by eliminating “waste, fraud, and abuse”: But we’ve been down this road before. Does anybody remember the “Warner commission”? Does anyone recall that Virginia, for all the flaws so manifest to us who live here, has been consistently rated either No. 1 […]
If Bob McDonnell’s graduate school thesis isn’t having any effect on the race, as his campaign claims, then why is he running a new ad defending himself from…himself?
Bob McDonnell HQ can’t be a happy place to work this week. The governor’s race has been static for a few months now. Sen. Creigh Deeds has been biding his time, waiting for the summer to pass by, his campaign secure in the knowledge that McDonnell’s record is awfully far to the right. Sure, Deeds […]
In response [to Sen. Creigh Deeds’ speech] McDonnell for Governor Director of Communications J. Tucker Martin noted, “That was the most backwards looking speech ever given by a Virginia gubernatorial nominee.”
Shorter Bob McDonnell: I’m going to both spend more and cut taxes, using magic math that I cannot explain right now, but if I were governor, I’d totally figure it out.
Bob McDonnell is getting awfully squeamish about Sen. Creigh Deeds bringing up the topic of abortion, and rightly so. As The Washington Post points out in an editorial today, McDonnell has dedicated much of his career to restricting access to abortion, contraceptives, and even information about contraceptives. McDonnell has fled to the center of the […]