• VPOD Special: McDonnell disagrees with Deeds on abortion tactics and raising the gas taxPodcastsPolitics

    In this special edition of Virginia Politics On-Demand, I ask Bob McDonnell, GOP candidate for Virginia governor, his thoughts about Deeds sudden introduction of divisive social issues into the campaign and Deeds’ proposal that he will raise gas taxes to fund transportation. “Neither one of [those proposals] seem to be working out very well for […]

  • What We’ve Come To Expect From Virginia’s Biggest Democratic BloggersPolitics

    Lynn Mitchell puts it best when she quotes an old carpentry saying: “Measure twice … cut once.” In other words, be certain before putting saw to wood because there’s no turning back. Yesterday, Ben Tribbett of Not Larry Sabato measured once and then cut clean through his thumb, posting a picture of a Confederate flag […]

  • McDonnell widens lead in Rasmussen pollPolitics

    McDonnell gains three more points and widens his lead in the Rasmussen poll to 9-points. This is a 15-point swing to McDonnell in two months, which we called here on BD two months ago. I wonder how well that anti-abortion, perpetuate lies, “me-too” strategy is working for Deeds? Perhaps you or I should ask him […]

  • RedState and Blue Virginia weigh in on flag flapPolitics

    Erick Erickson of RedState has taken notice of the flag flap…and in a big way. And Blue Virginia recognizes that the Deeds campaign tripped-up too. Erickson debunks the myth that Abbey, Deeds campaign manager, was doing this on his own time… The Deeds campaign rushed out to say Abbey was twittering away during working hours […]

  • ABC not easy as 123Policy

    I’m very glad that McDonnell is in favor of privatizing liquor stores in Virginia and hopefully we can also clean up all the ridiculous drinking laws as well. Here’s a great video that tries to explain some of them:

  • Conservative Punk: Meghan McCain’s Straw ManCatch-All

    This dissection of Miss McCain could describe most dissent within the GOP: In the end, it’s not her beliefs that make Meghan so unattractive as a leading Republican voice, it’s her complete lack of substance. A brief look at the comment section of any one of her Daily Beast articles would tell you that even […]

  • Candidate Introduction Series – Jason Call (90th)Podcasts

    Jason Call would like to serve the people of Norfolk in the House of Delegates from the 90th District.

  • Confederate flag flap hurts blogging credibility at-largePolitics

    And we wonder why blogs have the reputation of being cavalier and reckless. One need only look at a highly sensationalistic post on Ben Tribbett’s blog “Not Larry Sabato.” Tribbett wrote: MCDONNELL CAMPAIGN BOOTH RAISES A CONFEDERATE FLAG HOLY CRAP. THE OFFICIAL MCDONNELL BOOTH AT A GUN SHOW IN RICHMOND HAS A CONFEDERATE FLAG UP! […]

  • Did Wagner score some points on Bolling?Politics

    So, what is the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates (GACRE), is it important, and would you participate in its meetings if you were the Lieutenant Governor? We alluded to this a little bit in our most recent podcast and Tim Watson of Virginia Virtucon has the details. This has all come up because Democratic […]