• Conservative CostumeCatch-All

    Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations because it allows folks to be creative and be someone else for one day in the year. But what about those politicians who pretend to be conservatives and still call themselves Republicans? Who would you give the best costume award to? Olympia Snowe? Lindsay Graham? My choice, Mike […]

  • Election Countdown: Statewide/House of Delegate Predictions/Breakdown – Part IPolitics

    With Election Day rapidly approaching, the story has turned to how far down will Bob McDonnell’s momentum and coattails go? Races thought to be safe for Democrats are suddenly in play, other races thought to be a toss-up are suddenly in the safe column. As such, here’s Part I of our breakdown for the House […]

  • Predictions Open-ThreadPolitics

    Who will win and what will be the spread in the governor’s, lieutenant governor’s, and attorney general’s election? How many seats will be gained (or lost) in the House of Delegates? Use this thread to make your predictions. Listen to the podcast to hear what Shaun, Brian and Jim predict.

  • And the “Berry” goes to…Multimedia

    Based upon your votes, here are the winners of the 2009 Bearing Drift Web 2.0 Awards – The Berrys. Best Video Rich Anderson for his video, “Leadership”; the runner-up was “Young Lady” by RPV. Best Blog Roanoke Valley Republicans for their blog. Best Social Network Sen. Ken Cuccinelli for his use of social media. (Twitter […]

  • A common theme in endorsements for Deeds: higher taxesPolitics

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds has received the endorsements of several editorial boards from across Virginia – not nearly as many as Republican Bob McDonnell, but he did receive the nod from some pretty well-known papers, such as the Washington Post and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. But the endorsements all have one element in common – […]

  • The Federalist #2: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and InfluenceCatch-All

    Independent Journal Wednesday, October 31, 1787 [John Jay] To the People of the State of New York: WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a […]

  • VPOD 81: Michael Steele, Bob McDonnell, Barbara Comstock and Chris Stolle: Campaign Prediction Open-ThreadPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Bob McDonnell, Michael Steele, Barbara Comstock, and Chris Stolle join us for original interviews. Steele talks about the importance of Virginia to the conservative movement and the Republican Party. Not only do we talk Virginia politics, but we delve into NY-23 and New Jersey as well. McDonnell discusses […]

  • Opt out?Policy

    This is the best description of the Democrats’ latest health care ploy – the infamous “opt out” provision of the national ruin health care plan. It’s like a movie theater offering a “money back guarantee” and then explaining, you don’t get your money back, but you don’t have to stay and watch the movie if […]

  • Questions of ethics begin to surround Ben LoyolaPolitics

    First…DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!!! This is the last thing I want to be writing about right now, but CQ reported it, it’s Hampton Roads, we’re known as a conservative blog, so it’s kinda something we have to mention. Apparently 2nd District Congressional Candidate Ben Loyola’s self-funding of a half-million bucks a few weeks back (that […]

  • Victory Tour Breakfast, HenricoPolitics

    A crowd of about 150 greeted Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling in Henrico County this morning at 7:30 at the Silver Diner in Innsbrook. GOP Chairman Michael Steele was on hand and spoke with optimism about the future of the GOP. McDonnell and Bolling also reflected optimism, but are determined to run as though 10 […]