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  •  He has the fakest smile I've ever seen (5+ / 0-)

    Even more fake than Norm Coleman.

    Pragmatic progressivism is the future.

    by Pragmaticus on Sat May 16, 2009 at 04:55:41 PM PDT

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    •  It's what's behind the smile (4+ / 0-)
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      that's scary.  I can't even put my finger on it.  Every once in awhile, I get this feeling about a person, and I've often been right.  It's usually someone I meet in person, but he projects nastiness (or whatever it is) from afar.  I wouldn't trust him any further than I could throw him, and I would never, ever, turn my back on him.

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Sat May 16, 2009 at 04:59:40 PM PDT

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      •  I know Mr. McAuliffe only from hearing (0+ / 0-)

        him on radio interviews so I can make only the most superficial of judgments.  But I wonder how a career as a pitchman for whatever client is paying him prepare him for the office of governor?  I don't live in Virginia so I don't know what he would bring to the office of governor that would benefit the citizenry of that state.  I'd like to hear from McAuliffe supporters some reasons for their support.

        "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

        by CKendall on Sun May 17, 2009 at 04:36:30 PM PDT

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        •  I can chime in on that. (0+ / 0-)

          Deeds strikes me as a very smart and very decent man.  I wouldn't mind having him as my Governor.  However I don't believe that he has the moxie to take on the rabid Republicans this fall.  And besides, he has already lost to McDonnell once (in the last Attorney General race), so there's a kind of psych-out factor there.  I do commend him for taking another go at it.

          Moran has just been nothing but smarmy and negative.  I think his responses in the debate have been vapid and full of platitudes.  His Boston accent doesn't exactly make him a "sure fire hit" in the southland, which is what most of Virginia consists of.  And he doesn't seem to have anything new to say.  Same old same old ideas.  

          Both Deeds and Moran have served in the state legislature, which, for me, is a mark against them.  The Virginia legislature is a crock.  They block everything and for every three steps forward our progressive Governors have been able to take us, they take us three giant leaps back.  So neither of them get much traction for their "time in the trenches" in Richmond.

          McAuliffe is a salesman, but we need someone to sell Virginia right now.  He's from New York, okay, but so what?  I was born in Europe and have spent a cumulative 20 years in Virginia, but it's still my home.  And Moran is from Boston!  McAuliffe also talks a lot about how important getting a good state legislature is too.  Something the other two pussy around because they don't want to draw attention to the fact that they are part of the bad legislature.  

          McAuliffe is committed to bringing new energy jobs to the state- something we are far behind other states in doing.  He's got ideas about getting better teachers and helping the college kids pay their loans.  He's got a lot of the same ideas that Hillary Clinton had (big surprise!) and frankly, that's a GOOD THING in my book.

          Will he be able to realize all of his ideas?  Maybe not, but I would rather have someone in there who has ideas.  Lack of experience in elected office?  We just elected a President who spent two years on Capital Hill!  

          Listen, Virginia is a beautiful state with beautiful people and fabulous resources.  I think McAuliffe is the one who will push the state go towards its potential.  I'm not looking for the same old same old.

          That's why I'm supporting McAuliffe.

    •  Funny..... (0+ / 0-)

      I was at the debates last week and Moran's smile reminded me of the Grinch.  It made me shudder.  

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