A few hours ago I got an email from the local GOP indicating that Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) as well as Senator Warner will be coming to Harrisonburg tomorrow in support of Representative Goodlatte.
The details (in case you can make it):
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
WHO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
U.S. Senator John Warner (R-VA)
U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
WHAT: Rally at Harrisonburg Virginia Victory Headquarters
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 12:45 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Harrisonburg Virginia Victory Headquarters
182 Neff Avenue
This email raises numerous questions. First, why would they announce the event less than 24 hours in advance? Won’t turnout be extremely low? Second, why are liberal “maverick” senators like Graham and Warner supporting Goodlatte? For the record, Warner hasn’t supported Gilmore and, most likely, will not do so. Also, shouldn’t Graham focus his time on his own re-election bid against Bob Conley? Third, and perhaps most importantly, why the heck would a conservative like Goodlatte want face time with Graham and Warner?
It is strange, very strange indeed. If I can make it, I’ll let you know what I can find out.
Update: I suppose that Louis is correct. Calling Warner and Graham liberals would likely be incorrect. They, like McCain, sometimes have liberal policies and sometimes have conservative policies. Unfortunately, they are not wed to the strict conservative philosophies of limited government and personal responsibility. I believe that both South Carolina and Virginia are conservative enough to find Senators who are closer to true conservatives (Conley and Gilmore in the present election).