Is Abortion #1 Issue?
The candidate Bob Marshall and his bloggers proclaimed he was "more pro life" than his opponent Jim Gilmore. They called Gilmore a Baby Killer. They preached about his ties to Barr Pharmaceutical. The life issue is always a important one here in Virginia. Is that changing? Indeed. After all the grandstanding on abortion, Bob Marshall and his crew failed to win the nomination. In fact, they failed to energize rural Virginia where these life voters are prevalent. Why?
One reason could be the out right absurdity of the Marshall crew's attacks on Gilmore. The past Governor had a strong pro life record and the attacks on him left many voters confused. That was bad enough but the Marshall crew then started the Barr Labs foolishness. Lost in all of that was what has or can Bob Marshall do for the voter. His Sierra Club Global Warming views cost him here at home. His "route 58 is just another public works project" comment did not help.
Jerry has the post! - Don't Let The Door Hit You In The ... Is Abortion the #1 GOP issue? I think that day has passed. It will take more than being pro life to win the support of the voters.