A Breath of Fresh Air


    I’ve noticed some positive blog chatter building about Courtney Lynch, and frankly it’s about time. Maybe I stole her campaign slogan there, but I’m glad to see people are starting to realize what an impressive and unique candidate she is. The woman is self made and fearless. Has some like her ever jumped into a race like the one she’s getting into? I think more people should. She’s exactly the kind of breath of fresh air Virginia needs. And most importantly, she’s smart and confident.. She leads with good ideas, relying on her own intelligence instead of the usual put downs.

    The info on her website is powerful and to the point. I don’t know who she has advising her, but they are certainly earning their money – everyone I’ve shown her white paper to is impressed. I love the fact that she crosses traditions party lines with her views. To me, that’s a sign of her integrity and dedication to her values. What we need right now is someone who is willing to take a stand on the issues.

    I’m not sure anyone has noticed that she’s the only pro-choice candidate in the race. I’m sure I’m not the only pro-choice woman in Virginia. I love her position on the war and the building of jobs in the economy. She has combined the brightest and most reasonable of ideas from both sides of party lines to create a platform that promises real and deliberate change.

    It’s easy to focus on the magnitude of a newcomer facing a 17-year political veteran, in a Senate race no less. I say we shouldn’t be distracted by that. Lynch is an amazing candidate, and I have no doubts she could beat George Allen in a general election. This woman has grit, substance, intelligence, and she’s a fresh face for voters who are sick of seeing the same faces (and the same ideas) on the Virginia political scene. Take a look at Courtney Lynch. She’s the political leader Virginia has been waiting for.  

    • And still no answer to my questions. I find that absolutely fascinating, and NOT in a good way! Just to repeat, in case you don’t want to click on the link.

      1. Who is she and what has she done?

      2. Does she have any money or access to any? Kaine will have a ton.

      3. Does she have any grassroots support, or likely to grow any fast? Doesn’t seem like it.

      4. Does she have any party support, or likely to gain any? Doesn’t seem like it.

      5. Does she have any support from any significant quarter? Doesn’t seem like it.

      6. Does she have any substantive rationale for her candidacy, like a strong progressive challenge to Kaine? So far, about all I can see is that she loves Virginia, veterans, small businesses, seniors, children, bright futures, puppies, and sunshine.

      7. She describes herself as “fiscally conservative and socially moderate” No thanks.

      8. I’ve heard people say that she’s just trying to promote her consulting business. Any comment?

      9. She says we should “[r]ealize the value the oil and gas industry provides in jobs creation and resource supply.” No, that’s ok, thank you.

      10. She says she’s a big fan of “free trade.” I’m more of a “fair trade” person myself. Meh.

      11. She says we should “lower corporate tax rates for both big and small businesses.” Yipee.

      12. She’s a big fan of “public-private partnerships.” Meh.

      13. She says, “By adopting rigorous common core state standards that can be implemented with local

      creativity and responsiveness, we’ll be better prepared to serve all students effectively.” I’m not a fan of this.

      14. I don’t see a single mention of the words “environment,” “global warming,” or “climate change” on her website. That’s a huge problem, as those are extremely high-priority issues, absolutely critical yet off Lynch’s radar screen?!?

      15. There’s no evidence of any previous involvement in progressive or Democratic causes. That’s not encouraging at all.

      Bottom line: I’m looking for some sign of serious ideas, ideology, SOMETHING motivating a person’s candidacy.  I’m looking, as I’ve already said, for SOME sign of grassroots and/or other support. I’m looking for SOME sign of political viability, either actual or potential. I’m looking for a personal/political narrative that has power and resonance.  Again, I’m seeing none of that here. None whatsoever.

      P.S. Also, as Karen “Anonymous is a Woman” wrote, “I hear a lot of buzz words suitable for a resume or marketing brochure (and I don’t mean that as a compliment). But where is the substance? The beef? What new ideas do you have? What plans to solve our problems? Where do you stand on actual issues? Why should I support you? Where are a few specifics so that I know what you stand for? All I see here are vague platitudes.”