To quote Doug Wilder: The State of Virginia is not going to fall into the ocean:
Here is my prediction: McDonell will win with maybe a 10+ point lead. The Conservatives will take this as a mandate and try to turn reject the stimulus, opt out of the Public Option (assumes it passes) initiate a bunch of religious right initiatives:
This will enrage the young people and Progressives in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Suddenly, McDonnell will become the issue right in time for 2010. Voter registration and turnout will increase in 2010. You can always count on Republicans to overplay their hand.
Like I said: Two steps forward one step back.