Hello readers and greetings from Chesterfield County.
On most Election Days, I’m out working the polls and collecting data, but today you can find me in the former headquarters of the Jamie Radtke for Senate campaign working for my former employers from 2012.
Anyway, I’m sure that many of you are busy either at the polls, making phone calls, or even going door-to-door. Not only is turnout in this race is important, but which parts of the state are turning out better than others will have a critical impact. Remember as you look at turnout numbers, Democrats want higher numbers in northern Virginia and most cities (excluding Virgina Beach), while rural areas like the Shenandoah Valley are Republican strongholds. Where are areas of Libertarian strength? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
While driving on I-64, this morning, I received two phone calls on the same topic. I’m sure you know that I’m disappointed to read about this latest attack on Robert Sarvis. The latest claim, for those who haven’t heard, is that he is somehow a plant funded by the Democrats. Although I don’t dispute that the Libertarian Super PAC has donated to Sarvis and that one of their donors may have given to Democratic candidates, to make the wild leap that Sarvis doesn’t believe in a libertarian message or is merely a stooge of the McAuliffe campaign is rather absurd. Some points to ponder: the Libertarian Super PAC also donated to Gary Johnson when he ran for president in 2012. Does that fact make him a plant too? If Sarvis is a plant, why wouldn’t they be giving him a lot more than $11,500? After all, a statewide campaign requires massive amounts of money. And why would the PAC bother spreading their resources, giving the Libertarian candidates for House of Delegates anything if Sarvis was their ace in the hole? Come on people, I know it can be difficult, but try and think rationally. A Libertarian group donates to a Libertarian candidate…ohh, the scandal! What a waste of electronic ink. Haven’t we learned yet that Ken Cuccinelli cannot win merely by attacking his opponents? If you want Ken to win, promote Ken. Must this lesson be learned the hard way?
Anyway, if you haven’t voted, go out and make your voice heard.