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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed May 09, 2012 3:05 am

Rmoney has very probably marked this state as one he badly needs. Many Republicans believe Obama winning Virginia in 2008 was an aberration. When you consider the last three Democratic presidential candidates to win Virginia were Obama (2008), Johnson (1964) and Truman (1948) it's easy to understand why many Republicans believe this. Changing demographics haven't registered with them yet.


[/break1]270towin.com/states/Virginia]http://www.270towin.com/states/Virginia

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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/va/virginia_romney_vs_obama-1774.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -1774.html



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:08 pm

Update:





It's almost 2 months less to Election Day and Rasmussen has gone from Rmoney +1 to Tied. The Rmoney campaign can't be pleased with that result.

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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/va/virginia_romney_vs_obama-1774.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -1774.html



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Post by kate520 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:18 pm

I find this result almost astonishing from a state that won't let it's own legislators say that the rise in sea level is a rise in sea level or that it's due to global warming.
Edit: Adding my thanks to the pile, JoRuby.


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:40 pm

You're welcome Kate520.The thought of Eric Cantor's and Ken Cuccinelli's home state turning blue after 50+ red years (except for LBJ landslide) is very pleasant.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:27 pm

JoeRuby - Let me add my thanks. You are invaluable keeping us informed on many things.



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Post by Foggy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:35 pm

+1


... and how does that make you feel?
What is it you're trying to say?
:think:
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Post by MaineSkeptic » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:27 pm

Me too. Good, good job.



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Post by Jill Christie » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:38 pm

Well I'll be voting for President Obama again and cause I'm an official old geezer (65) I think I can vote at the Registrars Office........ I have arthritis and standing in long lines really can be painful.... So maybe I should buy a cheap cane at Walmart and practice my limp and of course have my medicare card with me. In fact I think VA will have a ballot for Presidential Only at the R.O. That'll work....yippeeeeeeee



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Post by MsDaisy » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:23 pm

Well I'll be voting for President Obama again and cause I'm an official old geezer (65) I think I can vote at the Registrars Office........ I have arthritis and standing in long lines really can be painful.... So maybe I should buy a cheap cane at Walmart and practice my limp and of course have my medicare card with me. In fact I think VA will have a ballot for Presidential Only at the R.O. That'll work....yippeeeeeeee :yikes: Nooooooo... that duddn't work fer squat! We CAN'T let George Allen beat Tim Kain. You let me know where you are and I'll come get you and bring a wheelchair or a wheelbarrow or put roller skates on a lawn chair or sumptin and get you there myself. It'll be as pain free as humanly possible... (As long as we don't have to go down too steep a hill where you might get away from me :oops: ) :hug:


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Post by Emma » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:02 pm

[/break1]washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/virgil-goode-makes-presidential-ballot-in-virginia/2012/09/04/c5c57ea6-f698-11e1-8398-0327ab83ab91_story.html]Virgil Goode makes presidential ballot in Virginia





Former congressman Virgil Goode Jr. has qualified for the presidential ballot in Virginia, the State Board of Elections ruled Tuesday morning, adding a potential obstacle to Republican Mitt Romney’s hopes of winning the pivotal state.





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Third-party hopefuls rarely garner many votes in Virginia, but Goode’s status as a longtime officeholder — he spent 12 years in Congress and 24 years in the state Senate before that — could earn him a bit more support than the typical candidate. Just 2 percent or 3 percent of the vote going to Goode could be enough to swing the contest.





Goode has said that he expects to take votes from both Obama and Romney, but his support is more likely to come from the GOP side. He is running on a mostly conservative platform, with a heavy emphasis on stemming both illegal and legal immigration. Goode also opposes abortion and free trade agreements.It could make a big difference down here in the sticks, where many conservatives really don't like Romney at all.





Go Virgil :cheer:





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Post by TexasFilly » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Check out Virgil's accent:There's a good diary at the GOS about this ballot situation:Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 09:54 AM PDTVirgil Goode makes the presidential ballot in Virginia, but a Republican challenge looms+*by David Nir for Daily KosLife just got a hell of a lot more difficult for Mitt Romney in the Old Dominion on Tuesday: Virginia's State Board of Elections just ruled that former congressman Virgil Goode should appear on the ballot as the nominee of the Constitution Party this November. Goode, a Virginia native who represented the state's 5th Congressional District for six terms, is a former Republican who is almost certain to pull more votes from Romney than Obama. Indeed, a PPP poll from last month (PDF) showed the president carrying Virginia by a 50-45 margin in a two-way race—but that edge blew up to a 50-42 lead when Goode is included (he takes 4%).So you can understand why Romneyland is very afraid of a Goode candidacy, and why they're challenging his petitions in court. Virginia has pretty tough ballot access laws; indeed, you may recall that only Romney and Ron Paul secured access for the GOP primary earlier this year, with Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry unable to even get on the ballot at all. Goode, though, says he submitted over 20,000 signatures, double the required 10,000. And since they've already been vetted by the elections board, that presents a much tougher hurdle for Romney. So if Goode does indeed stay on and PPP's polling is accurate, Virginia just became a much, much harder nut for Republicans to crack.[/break1]dailykos.com/story/2012/09/04/1127608/-Virgil-Goode-makes-the-presidential-ballot-in-Virginia-but-a-Republican-challenge-looms]http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/0 ... enge-looms


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Post by Emma » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:39 pm

I just might have to go campaign for ol' Virgil ;;)



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:31 pm

Virginia is still a toss up state but it appears to be closer than it was when I last posted poll results. Unless things change we may know who won Ohio before we know if Virginia went blue or red.http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... 10-14b.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/va/virginia_romney_vs_obama-1774.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -1774.htmlThat's disappointing after viewing poll results from September.



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Post by MsDaisy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:55 am

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bd


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Post by Suranis » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:35 pm

Is the Goode effect factored into those polls i wonder.


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Post by kate520 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:47 pm

Oh, Goode point, Suranis. :mrgreen:


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Post by Suranis » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:52 pm

Just thought it was a Goode idea to ask. :-


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:45 pm

Is the Goode effect factored into those polls i wonder.The Oct 4 PPP poll gave respondents 2 choices for President. The CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac Oct 4 and the Rasmussen Oct 11 polls each recorded an "other" unnamed candidate(s) receiving 1%.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:47 pm

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bdOne of your critters is voting Republican?



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Post by Welsh Dragon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:52 pm

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bdAbout the same in my area even though one of my neighbours has 8(!) Romney signs up.



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Post by Highlands » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:15 am

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bdUgh, in my part of Colorado, it's the exact opposite. :((


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Post by Emma » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:33 am

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bd -->





I went out this morning, and decided to drive around some on my way back home. The number of Obama, Kaine and other Democrat signs greatly outnumber those of Romney and the Republican candidates. In fact, on the street behind me, it's a veritable sea of blue lol.



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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:14 am

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bd -->





I went out this morning, and decided to drive around some on my way back home. The number of Obama, Kaine and other Democrat signs greatly outnumber those of Romney and the Republican candidates. In fact, on the street behind me, it's a veritable sea of blue lol.Good now can you drive all over the rest of the state? :lol:



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Post by Emma » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:30 am

In my area of Virginia we're seeing Obama yard signs at least 5 to 1 over Romney signs. :-bd -->





I went out this morning, and decided to drive around some on my way back home. The number of Obama, Kaine and other Democrat signs greatly outnumber those of Romney and the Republican candidates. In fact, on the street behind me, it's a veritable sea of blue lol.Good now can you drive all over the rest of the state? :lol:LOL





Think they'll let me off work tonight for that ?





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Post by Adrianinflorida » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:21 pm

LOLThink they'll let me off work tonight for that ?;)Just tell them you need to be home to make dinner



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