The Democrats win in Virginia!
by wahoopaul, Thu Dec 16, 2004 at 03:42:57 PM EST
And you know how she did it? Moderate Republicans in Virginia are so sick of the right-wing of their party that they worked to elect a Democrat! It's going on all across the state. Remember, this is the state with the worst anti-gay law in the nation (HB751 in 2004), as well as the home of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. This is the state where that guy, Delegate Dave Albo, proposed a law that would lower the penalty for molesting your own child!
Mark Warner, one of Virginia's greatest Governors, cut the ugly head off of the GOP beast last General Assembly session and split the moderates from the right-wingers. Now we're all working together (moderate Republicans and Democrats) to fund schools, fix the roads, and make the tax code fairer. Paula Miller and Mark Warner aren't sellouts. They're brilliant politicians who can attract supporters from both parties.
The question is, how can we accomplish this nationally?
Second of all, we need to start paying attention to these smaller races and trends in the states. We need to start nurturing (and funding) the AAA of our party. Our farm team. People like Paula Miller are part of a new Democratic revolution, bubbling below the surface and ready to emerge and bring fresh ideas to the national party.
Pay attention to the AAA. The Farm Team. The State Legislatures. That's where the real talent is these days.
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