Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse


    ( – promoted by lowkell)

    I originally posted a somewhat shorter version of the below message on my Facebook wall earlier today – but after a little encouragement, I’ve decided to post it here.

    I was taken aback by the number of my Virginia Democratic friends who were posting how excited they were by the apparent, forth-coming announcement of Ken Cuccinelli for Governor and how he is the candidate we want to run against.

    Well I say…HOLD YOUR HORSES.

    We’ve poured tens of thousands of dollars (well Steve Shannon spent more than $3.5 million trying to beat him in 2009) in the past, exposing his craziness, yet he kept beating us and rising up through the ranks.

    And with the current state of the Republican base (read: all f’ing crazy) – Ken and his extreme views will excite them like no other.

    So as we gear up for 2012, we ALL need to keep an eye on 2013. We can’t go into 2013 thinking we’re going to win because we’re going against Ken. We need to go into these elections with the determination to work harder and smarter and get back to pouring in the effort to we know it takes (think 2005-2008) to win – recruiting more committee members and volunteers to knocking on more doors and making more phone calls.

    • Are there really people who STILL underestimate Cuccinelli? Sure, he’s nuts, but he’s also “crazy like a fox” as a politician. Watch out, this guy is dangerous!

    • Those people [who underestimate Ken] are completely wrong. Let’s just hope they figure it out soon, not in November 2013, after Kookinelli becomes governor (god forbid)!

    • in order to beat this guy in 2013?  Any particular candidate you have in mind? What about fixing DPVA? Anything else?

    • JimWebster

      I was working in the Carter Administration when many of us cheered the nomination of Reagan, that right-wing extremist, as our opponent in 1980. The next year, I was out of a job.  

    • I’ve had the honor of hearing the gentleman speak on multiple occasions.

      Genuinely curious why you think the man nuts.

      Disclosure: I blog at which makes me a troll in these parts, but a polite one. New tone, and all that.

    • hrprogressive

      Others in being a “Democrat for Bolling”.

      Seriously, the aim of this, and every other site should not be “Beat Ken Cuccinelli in the 2013 Gov Race” but rather “Work our asses off to make sure that Bill Bolling is the nominee, not Cooch”.

      Cause if Cooch gets the nomination, I am legitimately frightened for what the commonwealth will become under his reign of terror.

    • VADEM

      think Bolling will get the nomination. Kookoo is just to far to the right.

      What I worry about is who WE are going to put up for gov.