The ABC's of the GOP Attorney General Race
Loudoun Insider has a good post up explaining why John Brownlee is a better candidate than the Cooch. The title of LI's post - The ABCs of the 2009 Election ~ As in Anybody But Cuccinelli.
Cuccinelli’s surrogates have been playing the abortion issue to the hilt, and while it may appeal to certain portions of the social conservative base, it has nothing to do with the Attorney General position. Just because he is some kind of hero to social conservatives is not a reason to nominate this guy to try to retain the Attorney General position in what will be a pivotal and very tough election. If Cuccinelli wants to continue to champion causes like this, his best position to do that from is to remain in the Senate. If Republicans want to win, they must reject hardline idealogues who will not be able to convince a majority of the electorate to vote for them. Open your eyes and be realistic. Cuccinelli not only loses us the AG slot, he likely brings down McDonnell and Bolling with him. It will be far far too easy for the opposition to paint the ticket as a bunch of out of touch social conservatives intent on invading your bedrooms.
One comment on the post comes from Anne. She writes
"For Attorney General and for Commonwealth Attorney positions, I tend to pick the lawyer I’d choose to hire to be my lawyer. That’s my main “test” - the resume comparison test - but I appreciate that is not how most people vote. (It may just be a quirk related to the fact that I, myself, am a lawyer.)"
I feel the same way as Anne does and that is where Brownlee trumps all comers. That is why he can dominate the Ninth District drawing many a conservative Democrat's vote here in the coalfields. The two other GOP candidates cannot do that even if they spend the summer here in SWVA campaigning.