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Virginia Governor Money Bomb - Need Help!

Robert Sarvis is a libertarian running for Governor in Virginia and has topped 10% in the polls. I'm asking for you to throw in a buck or two to help Sarvis meet his goal and because he was NOT INVITED to the final debate: http://www.robertsarvis.com/

I'm a native Virginian and I can tell you first hand that we need this now more than ever. Over the last 20+ years, Virginia has had fairly good governors whether they be democrat or republican. Now we have two candidates that are just awful and we have a chance to show the two parties just how far they have strayed from the values of most Americans.

If you can't donate, at least bump or get this on the front page of DP.

Thanks all.

Steve

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Virginia I have always looked

Virginia I have always looked at as a mixed bag. You have some good things here, some bad things there etc etc. There isnt one over ruling idea like say Ca. You have southern ideals to the south and west, and northern ideals to the north and east; although its a bit more mixed than that makes it sound.
Its good that hes getting over 10%, but its not enough so late in the race. He would have to jump by 20 points practically overnight in order to be a contender.

Just for some basic knowledge, Va only allows its governors a single term. I am sure this is likely one reason things arnt messed up as bad as in some other states.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I love Ron but Republcans spend like drunkin' sailors

can't see myself ever voting for one even though I voted for Reagan and still like the guy but he was surrounded by republicans and we all know what happened. Democrats are slightly better but central planning really sucks too.

I grew up in Virginia -Yorktown and the state is much worse since the repugnicans took over -it use to be a cool state back in the 70's but now they pick your pocket everytime you turn around -stupid expensive place to live.

Hopefully Sarvis does well -there are some cool peeps in VA still

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

I haven't been to focused on this race

But, have noticed both Rand & Ron endorosed the republican nominee. Is his policies way out of line with our views?

Unbelievably out of line. I

Unbelievably out of line. I really don't understand the endorsement by Ron and Rand. My guess is that they are probably not paying close attention to the race.

Sorry but the people of VA are a lost cause

With the two he's running against (Cuccinelli and McAuliffe) he should be running away with the election.

But VA just has too many people ingrained in the old party politics who will support their party no matter how bad the candidate is.

McAuliffe should be in jail but instead he's going to be the new Governor.

VA should start a campaign to kick Fairfax county out of the state.

yeah, what's the opposite of secession?

Ejection? Fairfax and the People's Republic of Arlington need to go.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

sheesh

I partly agree but disagree. True it is very sad that the Libertarian candidate isn't ahead in Virginia.

But I would not single out Virginians as a lost cause. Where else in the country has a Libertarian received 10% of the vote in a governor's race? The fact that Sarvis polled so high is really a story of the glass half full.

Ouch!

I don't think we are a lost cause. I just think we are getting swallowed by NOVA and DC politics. This is exactly why McAuliffe is a bad choice. People in every state are ingrained with the two party system. There is still hope! Sarvis is polling over 10% which is a pretty good start.

This really is a fantastic, beautiful, fun state; I don't want it to go the way of Maryland.

Gave em a tenner

Gave em a tenner

Southern Agrarian

Thanks :) I'm hoping to see

Thanks :) I'm hoping to see some ads on TV soon!

Sarvis

Is the only candidate not under active criminal investigation. That's got to count for something.

Seriously, Republocrats have outdone themselves this time in producing the worst possible candidates.

Thetis

Improbable

I can't imagine the effort it must take for the Virginia Republican party to nominate the worst possible candidates over the last few years. I mean we had George Allen for Senate and now Ken Cuccinelli for Governor along with Jackson for Lt Gov. Those three are just dreadful choices.

I'm beginning to think that Democrats have secretly taken over the Republican party and are sabotaging their efforts by getting this fools nominated.

There is literally only 3 people out of 8 million in Virginia that could have lost to Terry McAuliffe; George Allen, Ken Cuccinelli, and EW Jackson. We nominated one of them for Governor and one for Lt Governor.

Bill Bolling is busy laughing his ass off for screwing us all over.

Sarvis is at 13% in latest poll

Vote your principles, people.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

I like 3rd party candidates but

Can you help me understand why economically Sarvis would be a better choice than Cuccinelli?

I am honestly asking because so far all I have seen from Sarvis that he is promoting is making marijuana legal and making gay marriage legal.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

He is basically promoting the

He is basically promoting the idea of just "letting it ride". He wants to get rid of regulation and just smooth things out. Virginia is a well run state, we don't need Ken or Terry messing it up with their terrible economic and social plans.

Ken has NO record of helping the economy. His plan is to cut taxes and raise government spending...ummm, that doesn't work.

Ken would be devastating to Virginia.

here you go

At least read this, please.
http://www.robertsarvis.com/issues/jobs

Compare that with Cuccinelli's plan:
http://www.cuccinelli.com/ken-has-a-plan-for-jobs/

Do you seriously want to tell me that Cuccinelli's plan is better?

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

I don't know

Reducing the state income tax and business tax is kind of a big deal.
He might actually be able to accomplish that in the short time he would have to be governor.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

I don't care if Sarvis wins

I don't care if Sarvis wins and doesn't do a damn thing for 4 years. We'd be MUCH better off having the next Governor (Terry or Ken) go on a 4 year taxpayer paid vacation than to have them actually run the Virginia government for that same length of time.

That is irresponsible

You should care. Terry and Ken's policies are completely different.

How can you say that when the current governor has helped our state become economically healthier than most states? We are running a surplus right now while many states run a deficit.

As a state employee its very important that VA's economy stay on top because I would like to be able to keep my job.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

It is extremely responsible

You're right, they are completely different, however, they are equally bad.

Governor McDonnell hasn't been too bad. In fact, over the last 20+ years we haven't had a governor that screwed things up too much (Tim Kaine probably being the worst). Most of this is a result of the governor having limited power and the General Assembly only being in session for 75 days or less. Sadly, I believe both Ken and Terry would be successful in dismantling this proud history of responsibly run government. Ken would bring pointless bickering that would further divide the two parities and Terry would bring Washington politics into Virginia issues. Both are terrible outcomes. If Bill Bolling got the nomination this race would be over with Bolling winning 60% of the vote and we'd have 4 years of a McDonnell type governor (which is fine).

I used to be a state employee as well. If I were you, I'd vote for Sarvis is a heart beat. With Terry you are likely to get more useless government work and with Ken you are likely to get VRS raided...not to mention you might loss your job.

If you want to be responsible, vote for someone that doesn't completely suck. You need someone that actually CARES about Virginia. We aren't voting for a federal government, we are voting for a state government...and frankly, I'm not sure Ken or Terry know the difference.

Doesn't Ken fight

for states rights? hasn't he defended the constitution?

Why did Ron Paul endorse him?

You are going to have to link me some things and show some evidence if you are trying to sway my vote.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

I will jump in with my two cents

At the end of the day, the Democrat is going to win, and sadly Sarvis will not. Your 1 vote is not going to shift the result.

The reason I spend 20 minutes of my life every election going to vote, is not because I am going to cause my pick to win (the person I vote for NEVER wins ... so far) but rather, to make my opinion known.

By voting for Sarvis, you are sending a message to the winner (who will probably only get 47% or so): "The only reason you won is because the Republican nominaee REALLY sucked - so bad that he didn't even come close. And even though the Republican sucked, I still didn't vote for you."

You also send a message to the Republican Party: "Don't expect to win when you nominate jerks." and finally, if Sarvis does get near double digits, you send a signal to other voters who simply write off 3rd party candidates. The larger the percentage a 3rd party candidate gets, the greater the likelihood of convincing people who write them off to reconsider next time an election rolls around.

The thing is

I don't write off 3rd party candidates. I voted for Chuck Baldwin in 2008 and Virgil Goode in 2012. I very much believe in 3rd party candidates. I just don't believe in Sarvis.

He has done nothing to convince me that I should vote for him. I realize that social issues aren't the primary concern but I can't in good conscience vote for someone who is pro-abortion. I also don't think same sex marriage is a good idea and I could care less if marijuana is legal or not. These are things Sarvis has tried to distinguish himself in.
You might agree with these views and that is your right but its my right to vote for the candidate I believe best represents my views.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

sounds like your social views

are in conflict with the libertarian platform, thus it makes more sense why you would be reluctant to vote for Sarvis.

However, regarding pot legalization, I consider that both a social issue and an economic issue. Just consider the amount of money that the government wastes enforcing marijuana prohibition. I have no interest in smoking marijuana (I have never even tried it) but there is no way I would consider voting for any politician who does not want to eliminate those laws.

Right

I agree that enforcing Marijuana is expensive and futile but I just don't think its as much a concern right now in VA compared to some other things.

My social views are not in line with the Libertarian platform but they are in line with Ron Paul's :) Ok that's a conversation for another day ha ha.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul