So, that’s what winning feels like.
It had been a while since Virginia’s Republicans had something to celebrate, but tonight we made up for lost time. Congratulations to the outstanding team of Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli. Congratulations to all of the re-elected Republican Delegates and a special congrats to all of the NEW Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates.
While there will be plenty of time for analysis and Monday-morning quarterbacking in the days to come, Virginia’s Republicans can sleep well tonight knowing that our Party is very much alive and kicking in the Commonwealth. In just twelve short months, thanks largely to the outstanding leadership at the top of the ticket, the GOP has turned an embarrassing rout in 2008 into a 180 degree turn back to the Republicans in 2009.
Just remember folks, getting elected is the easy part. The hard work of governing begins when we awake tomorrow morning. I’m just glad that it’s Bob McDonnell who will be leading that charge over the next four years.