You say you are sick of the 30-second attack ads. You say you want substance, not platitudes. You want to know what the candidate actually plans to do. Well, the Internet makes it easy. You don’t have to travel. You just have to plop yourself in front of a computer and click on the link. Now what’s your excuse? 🙂
This evening I spent about 40 minutes listening Ken Cuccinelli talk about his experience and what he plans to do if we elect him to be Virginia’s next governor. That time included answering questions from voters. Here are several of the items he discussed.
- Cuccinelli is anxious to talk to us directly. That’s the only way he can get his message pass the corporate news media. An online weekly address provides the ideal opportunity for a candidate to connect directly with the voters (author’s note: WE STILL HAVE TO CHOOSE TO LISTEN.).
- He is for limited government and reducing taxes. He wants us in control our own destinies. Cuccinelli understands that when we control our own money some of us will choose to invest our money and create jobs. Private citizens make Virginia competitive, not government.
- When Cucinelli talked about his record as Attorney General, he said this: “An attorney general’s job is justice, not just convictions.” He helped to exonerate more wrongfully convicted individuals than any of his predecessors (see here). The most outstanding example of this is the case of Thomas E. Haynesworth, who served 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in connection with rapes in the 1980s.
- Cuccinelli noted that McAuliffe’s schemes to subsidize alternative energy sources would make Virginia less competitive by increasing the cost of electricity. For example, higher electricity costs world make it less profitable to locate the numerous datacenters we currently have in our area in Virginia.
- Cuccinelli contrasted his record with his opponent. Only he (Cuccinelli) has a record of public service in Virginia. He has worked in Virginia’s government, and he knows how Virginia’s government works. Unlike his opponent, he is prepared to do his homework and actually read bills before he decides to sign them. He has also offered clear and substantive proposals to make Virginia’s government work better. He asked: “Can you think of one affirmative proposal McAuliffe has advanced?”
As a bonus, here is 10/19/13 AG Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) Delivers Weekly GOP Address.
Want to watch Ken next week? Click here next Monday at 8:30 PM.
Note that two of the articles below consider Cuccinelli polling numbers. They are DISAPPOINTED Cuccinelli is losing and appalled McAuliffe might win.
Have you actually investigated the candidates? If the answer is no, that might explain why you are planning to vote for McAuliffe. Don’t be a dummy. Stop listening to the 30 second attack ads, visit the candidate’s websites and listen to Ken next week.
If we don’t want the stupid attack ads, then when candidates offer a positive message, we have to listen.
- Cuccinelli: ACA an ’embarrassment’ (politico.com)
- AG Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) Delivers Weekly Republican Address (gopthedailydose.com)
- Sympathy for Cuccinelli (virginiaconservative.wordpress.com)
- Are Republicans Giving Up on Ken Cuccinelli? (townhall.com)
- Endorsement: Republican Ken Cuccinelli, governor of Virginia (bdtonline.com)