You may have heard this before, but Virginia is in the spotlight as one of two states (New Jersey is the other state) having statewide elections this year. These elections may help determine the course for 2010, and whether the Republicans can make a comeback.
With the recent decisions by the Obama administration to turn the United States into a country that embraces socialist ideas, like government takeover of private businesses, bailouts for any failing business, rising unemployment numbers, and universal health care, which is on the table. Additionally, you can add out-of-control wasteful spending, and people are beginning to see Obama does not stand for any change. Perhaps, this election could begin the referendum on President Obama (the same way that the 2005-2008 elections were a referendum on George W. Bush and some flawed Republicans in Congress). This could possibly factor into the thoughts of a voter, as they are going to be determining how each candidate stands for improving the economy, working to lower taxes, and how they will lead the Commonwealth.
Right now, if we expect to win in November, we need to continue to prove that we are the party that is focused to fight on behalf of the taxpayers by lowering taxes and controlling government spending in Richmond, as well as sharing the message that we are the party of limited government. Virginia, we are being watched by the nation, so let’s get out there and work hard to talk about the issues affecting many throughout the Commonwealth.