With Jim Webb Out, Draft Sites for Possible Senate Candidates Are Springing Up


    This is actually quite amusing. So…would you prefer to:

    *Draft Gerry Connolly or

    *Draft Rick Boucher

    *Draft Glenn Nye (hahahahahaha)

    *Draft Tim Kaine

    or my personal favorite…

    *Draft Tom Perriello

    So far, 3 people like Draft Rick Boucher on Facebook. Draft Gerry Connolly has 6 people who like it on Facebook. Draft Tim Kaine has 177 people who “like” it on Facebook. That compares to the 623 people who “like” Draft Tom Perriello for U.S. Senate on Facebook and the 499 people who’ve signed the Draft Tom Perriello petition. Of course, Draft Glenn Nye 2012 has its very own website, with the subtitle, “The birthplace of the trend that’s sweeping the nation! Draft Glenn Nye!” LOL

    Also, here on Blue Virginia, we’ve got a (completely unscientific) poll going with 84 votes so far. As of 3:37 pm, Tom Perriello is in first place with 55%, Tim Kaine second with 20%, Glenn Nye third with 7%, Rick Boucher fourth with 6%, Donald McEachin fifth with 4%, and Gerry Connolly tied with George Allen for eighth with 1%. Ha, gotta love it! Also, where’s my DRAFT GREEN MILES Facebook and Twitter pages?  I want to join!!! LOL

    UPDATE: Also, check out the Kaplan Post, which devotes 6 times as many paragraphs to the Draft Kaine group as the Draft Tom Perriello group, even though the Draft Perriello effort is many times larger. Of course, this is the same “newspaper” that endorsed Harris Miller over Jim Webb in 2006…’nuff said.

    • dominic
    • dominic

      and I can express in more characters now.

      It’s great that we have this much enthusiasm/excitement behind all of these potential democratic candidates for senate.  But until we have a nominee and they can direct take over communications, the DPVA needs to get their shit together and seriously start taking on George Allen, Corey Stewart, Jamie Radtke and any other republican that thinks they are running for Senate.

      We have to define them – not let them redefine themselves and we are wasting precious days right now.

    • …didn’t start right away (as in just a couple of hours ago) and their numbers might pick up as more people get home from work/class and sign onto facebook.

    • There’s a website up calling for Ben’s Ego for Senate. http://egoforsenate.wordpress….

    • Cool_Arrow

      Draft Dick Black for the US Senate page? Since we know he is unelectable for the state Senate why not just go all the way?  

    • Steve Vaughan

      …tanned, rested and ready.

    • Randy Klear

      He just posted a statement on Facebook saying he wasn’t interested in running. That certainly narrows the field. 🙂

    • realclearwin

      in Bearing Drift’s “who would be toughest to beat” poll haha

    • His statement on Facebook:

      Thanks to all those who have supported me over the past few years and those who have encouraged me to consider running to serve Virginia in the US Senate. I think we are losing a great public servant with the announced retirement of Senator Jim Webb. His departure is still almost two years away though and I am sure we will see many great things from him both during that time and after he departs the Senate. I am proud to have worked hard in the 111th Congress to implement the Post-9/11 GI Bill Jim wrote. Since he has decided to leave, I am looking forward to supporting a democratic candidate who will carry on the legacy of service of Jim Webb and be a great partner to Mark Warner. I think Tim Kaine would be an excellent candidate and a great Senator for Virginia. As for me, I am not interested in seeking the job, but I do intend to remain active on issues and to continue working to strengthen America’s leadership in the world and to protect and serve the veterans who so bravely serve all of us.

    • The way I look at it, with some of the names being tossed around, it sure looks like even people who might traditionally support an “establishment” candidate aren’t really happy with the possibility of Tim Kaine running.

    • realclearwin

      I have no problem with Kaine running and would happily support him. The thing is I don’t think he will excite the base like Tom could and I don’t think he could draw moderates/cross party votes like Tom. Let me put it this way, if Obama loses VA Tom is the only candidate I can see splitting the ticket..