Be sure to tune in for George Allen’s statewide address tonight at 7:58 p.m. He will be appearing on the following stations in these regions:
BRISTOL: WCYB –TV
This will be a direct address to the Commonwealth on the issues of importance to Virginians, bypassing a media seemingly only interested in scandal, innuendo and gotcha politics. While Sen. Allen would have preferred to have given the address live, the logistics of doing so made such a move cost prohibitive. According to a senior Allen campaign strategist, the two-minute address was filmed yesterday in Sen. Allen’s home and his wife Susan will appear in it as well.
Look for Sen. Allen to discuss his achievements as Governor and Senator as well as his ideas for a second term in the Senate. Allen has run statewide twice and won twice. Democrats know that if this campaign is about the issues, Allen’s ideas and Allen’s record, he wins. That is why Jim Webb and his cronies give nothing more than lip service to wanting to discuss the issues.
You want issues? You’re going to have nothing but issues for the next month.
Just keep the following in mind when the WashPo endorses Jim Webb sometime in the next month. When they endorsed Harris Miller back in June, they stated:
But since announcing his candidacy he seems to have given scant time and attention to issues ranging from education to tax policy to immigration, as if the cachet of his military past excuses him from having to master the pressing questions of the present — not the best trait for a candidate for the Senate. Mr. Webb’s somewhat strident populism on trade policy tends toward xenophobic sloganeering and business-bashing. And while he is right to focus concern on the widening disparities of Americans’ income and wealth, his ideas about the problem’s causes and possible antidotes are sketchy.
Exactly what has changed since then other than Webb getting the Dem nomination? Not much at all.
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