The Return of "Where’s Webb-O?"

Jim “The Worst Campaign Ever” Webb looks to have once again squandered a golden opportunity. For the past 2 weeks, he had the opportunity to go on the offensive, start defining himself, put forward a positive agenda and delineate his overall platform. (That is assuming he has one.) All things a successful candidate must do if he is to win.

Has the race tightened in that time?

Yes.

Has Webb done anything to cause that to happen or to capitalize upon that?

No.

In fact, if it weren’t for The Washington Post essentially doing independent expenditures upon his behalf, he would have been completely invisible.

The question must be asked….

Where’s Webb-O?

Given his discomfort with public events, campaigning and fundraising, it isn’t surprising that he’s turned out to be a third-rate candidate in a fourth-tier race who has taken himself off the radar screen.

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

Interactive = Online Poll = Goofy Results

Anyone hanging their hat on a poll with this methodology needs their head examined.

Yes!!! Let’s do an online poll and then make 20 phone calls to confirm the results for a U.S. Senate race. Brilliant!!!

In the past six years, Zogby has gone from first to worst in his accuracy and methodology. (Not to mention he is increasingly seen as a Dem leaning poll.) This is the same polling company that found earlier this year that a majority of the country wanted Bush impeached for wiretapping terrorists.

Bottom line is, anyone can register to participate in the Zogby interactive online polls and YOU get to tell them what your party affiliation, gender, location, etc. is. Not exactly scientific.

Additionally, John Zogby’s brother, James Zogby, is the president of the Arab American Institute and a prominent Democrat. You can’t tell me that the nature of the gaffe that Allen made didn’t play into the way John Zogby made these poll results come out, either.

So, between a cadre of Nutroots registering and participating in this poll, a Dem-leaning pollster AND the ethnic component to the recent story, I’d take this with just a bit of a grain of salt. (Not to mention who does a poll in August anyway?)

Keep working to get George Allen re-elected, though. Take NOTHING for granted!!!

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

George Allen’s stock just went up among GOP ’08 primary voters

While John McCain is busy cozying up to Howard Dean’s webmaster, George Allen gets what a Republican really needs from Howard Dean if you want to succeed in the ’08 GOP presidential primaries:

“I served with George Allen when he was governor. I don’t think he belongs in public service, to be honest with you. There are Republicans who are capable and smart, thoughtful people, and he’s not one of them” — Howard Dean (MSNBC, 8/23).

Nothing like a little Deaniac bile spewed in your direction to improve your standing among the GOP base. Thanks, Howie!

Categories: 2008 Elections_, National Politics_

George Allen’s stock just went up among GOP ’08 primary voters

While John McCain is busy cozying up to Howard Dean’s webmaster, George Allen gets what a Republican really needs from Howard Dean if you want to succeed in the ’08 GOP presidential primaries:

“I served with George Allen when he was governor. I don’t think he belongs in public service, to be honest with you. There are Republicans who are capable and smart, thoughtful people, and he’s not one of them” — Howard Dean (MSNBC, 8/23).

Nothing like a little Deaniac bile spewed in your direction to improve your standing among the GOP base. Thanks, Howie!

Categories: 2008 Elections_, National Politics_

Just a little $137M boo-boo

Former Gov. Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch seem to have run into a little problem with fiscal responsibility.

Don’t think that his ’08 Dem primary opponents won’t hammer him on this (or his ’09 opponents if he decides to run for Gov. again.)

And demonstrating just how tone deaf Gov. Timmy! is, his spokesman referred to this as, “a $137 million hiccup.” THAT’S what they think of our tax dollars as. (At least the WashPo found room for this story on page B-9.)

Categories: Virginia Politics_, 2008 Elections_, National Politics_, Morons_

Step right up!!! Make your guess and win a prize!!!

I’ll give you three guesses as to who leaked this e-mail from the Allen campaign (and your first two guesses don’t count.) Suffice it to say, the Allen campaign knows without a doubt exactly who did it. If this person was hoping for a future in Republican politics, this person might want to take up residence in a different state permanently.

Categories: Blogging_, 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

Update on Gas Prices

Since Jim “The Worst Campaign Ever” Webb has put the issue of gas prices into his first commercial (viewable only on YouTube.com), highlighting a gallon of regular costing $3.15, I thought that I would do him and his campaign a service by pointing out that they are being ripped off by paying that much for gas. All they need to do is check this map to see where they can find the cheapest gas in Virginia. There are exactly 3 gas stations in all of Virginia that charge $3.15 per gallon or more — all in Arlington. In fact, even in Arlington, there are only a total of 8 gas stations charging over $3 / gallon while another 19 charge below $3 in Arlington — some even as low as $2.85 in Arlington.

I guess this just goes to show that the Webb-heads don’t stray very far from home and don’t realize that the rest of Virginia is NOT like the People’s Republic of Arlington.

Meanwhile, the Times Dispatch has this article detailing the drop in gas prices as well in gas price futures.

Finally, a little Econ 101 for the Webb-heads. Prices are determined by supply and demand. Gas prices are as high as they are today because of high demand for oil in both China and India (the two most populous nations on Earth) as they become increasingly industrialized as well as a decreased supply of refined oil due to damage sustained by Hurricane Katrina and the problems with the BP pipeline in Alaska, not to mention the Dems blocking additional domestic drilling in places like the frozen tundra known as ANWR. (Can we please start being honest here and stop referring to this as a “Wildlife Refuge” and start calling it what it really is — a frozen wasteland?)

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_, Economics_

Update on Gas Prices

Since Jim “The Worst Campaign Ever” Webb has put the issue of gas prices into his first commercial (viewable only on YouTube.com), highlighting a gallon of regular costing $3.15, I thought that I would do him and his campaign a service by pointing out that they are being ripped off by paying that much for gas. All they need to do is check this map to see where they can find the cheapest gas in Virginia. There are exactly 3 gas stations in all of Virginia that charge $3.15 per gallon or more — all in Arlington. In fact, even in Arlington, there are only a total of 8 gas stations charging over $3 / gallon while another 19 charge below $3 in Arlington — some even as low as $2.85 in Arlington.

I guess this just goes to show that the Webb-heads don’t stray very far from home and don’t realize that the rest of Virginia is NOT like the People’s Republic of Arlington.

Meanwhile, the Times Dispatch has this article detailing the drop in gas prices as well in gas price futures.

Finally, a little Econ 101 for the Webb-heads. Prices are determined by supply and demand. Gas prices are as high as they are today because of high demand for oil in both China and India (the two most populous nations on Earth) as they become increasingly industrialized as well as a decreased supply of refined oil due to damage sustained by Hurricane Katrina and the problems with the BP pipeline in Alaska, not to mention the Dems blocking additional domestic drilling in places like the frozen tundra known as ANWR. (Can we please start being honest here and stop referring to this as a “Wildlife Refuge” and start calling it what it really is — a frozen wasteland?)

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_, Economics_

Judge for yourself….

If I were the Webb campaign, I wouldn’t have posted this video on YouTube.com where anyone can see it in its unfiltered entirety in complete context. The newspaper reports make this out to be much more damning than the video suggests. They should have kept relying upon the printed word as the sole source on this. Now, word comes, from the Webb campaign of all places, that Sen. Allen has called Sidarth and apologized to him. You would have thought that the Webb-heads would have made the Allen campaign grovel by forcing them to release a statement that an apology had been made.

Once again, Team Webb proves itself to be the “Worst Campaign Ever.”

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

Webb’s first ad – A critical review

Let’s count the problems with Jim Webb’s first ad. (I can’t call it a TV ad since he doesn’t have the money to run it on TV and more than likely won’t.) Looks like the closest this will make it to TV is being posted on YouTube.com.

First, unless I missed something, the National Weather Service forecasts the weather, it doesn’t control it, so I’m not exactly sure how President Bush caused Hurrican Katrina. And emergency evacuations are primarily local and state responsibilities, so since he was neither the mayor nor the governor, I’m not very clear on that, either. Finally, he certainly didn’t build New Orleans below sea level in a hurricane zone in one of the all-time dumb urban planning moves.

Next, there’s the scene regarding gas prices. $3.15 a gallon for regular? When and where did they take that photo from? Heck, most gas stations around where I live in Northern Virginia have regular for $2.83 per gallon and it is dropping. Even when I was in New York last week, a gallon of regular was $3.05. UPDATE: I just drove past several gas stations on Route 1 in Alexandria near Reagan National Airport and not one of them had a gallon of regular priced over $3.00. If gas stations near the airport aren’t charging $3.15 / gallon, then I don’t know where you would find gas that high here in Virginia.

Then, there is the scene on embryonic stem cell research. The ad shows negative newspaper headlines flying behing the President’s head. Hmmmm… Look closely enough and you’ll see great Virginia newspapers such as The Daily News (Philadelphia, PA), The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), and The Daily Herald (Provo, UT).

I guess Jim Webb really DOESN’T know Virginia…

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

Webb’s first ad – A critical review

Let’s count the problems with Jim Webb’s first ad. (I can’t call it a TV ad since he doesn’t have the money to run it on TV and more than likely won’t.) Looks like the closest this will make it to TV is being posted on YouTube.com.

First, unless I missed something, the National Weather Service forecasts the weather, it doesn’t control it, so I’m not exactly sure how President Bush caused Hurrican Katrina. And emergency evacuations are primarily local and state responsibilities, so since he was neither the mayor nor the governor, I’m not very clear on that, either. Finally, he certainly didn’t build New Orleans below sea level in a hurricane zone in one of the all-time dumb urban planning moves.

Next, there’s the scene regarding gas prices. $3.15 a gallon for regular? When and where did they take that photo from? Heck, most gas stations around where I live in Northern Virginia have regular for $2.83 per gallon and it is dropping. Even when I was in New York last week, a gallon of regular was $3.05. UPDATE: I just drove past several gas stations on Route 1 in Alexandria near Reagan National Airport and not one of them had a gallon of regular priced over $3.00. If gas stations near the airport aren’t charging $3.15 / gallon, then I don’t know where you would find gas that high here in Virginia.

Then, there is the scene on embryonic stem cell research. The ad shows negative newspaper headlines flying behing the President’s head. Hmmmm… Look closely enough and you’ll see great Virginia newspapers such as The Daily News (Philadelphia, PA), The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), and The Daily Herald (Provo, UT).

I guess Jim Webb really DOESN’T know Virginia…

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

As big a flop as it was at the box office….

The 1986 movie “The Three Amigos” was an unqualified box office flop – ranking 1,190th all-time. Well, it seems that didn’t stop the Virginia nutroots from creating this poorly photoshopped picture of the movie poster. Now we are hearing that this is raising the ire of some Hispanic groups on account of the negative ethnic stereotypes that this perpetuates according to e-mails that we’ve received here at Virtucon.

This just goes to show how dumb Democrats are. They jump on someone for a gaffe and then go and commit one themselves. What geniuses!

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_, Blogging_, Nutroots_

As big a flop as it was at the box office….

The 1986 movie “The Three Amigos” was an unqualified box office flop – ranking 1,190th all-time. Well, it seems that didn’t stop the Virginia nutroots from creating this poorly photoshopped picture of the movie poster. Now we are hearing that this is raising the ire of some Hispanic groups on account of the negative ethnic stereotypes that this perpetuates according to e-mails that we’ve received here at Virtucon.

This just goes to show how dumb Democrats are. They jump on someone for a gaffe and then go and commit one themselves. What geniuses!

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_, Blogging_, Nutroots_