Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Theres blood in the water in VA. Webb closes the gap to 3%

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
nickshepDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:44 PM
Original message
Theres blood in the water in VA. Webb closes the gap to 3%
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:50 PM by nickshepDEM
VA SENATE
George Allen (R) 48%
James Webb (D) 45%
Gail Parker (G) 2%

http://wusa9.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=51530

Two things to say regarding this poll.

1. In 2005 Survey USA NAILED the Kaine vs Kilgore race. The night before the election they published a poll that showed Kaine +5. Everyone said throw it out, it's an outlier. Next Day ~ Kaine +6

2. Webb is down bigtime in cash-on-hand. If you have any extra change, throw it Webb's way.





Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:45 PM
Response to Original message
1. Why doesn't that Green candidate bow out? n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nickshepDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:46 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Because... GREEN =
Getting Republicans Elected En Novemeber.

;)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:00 PM
Response to Reply #2
9. you're right
on the money
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:23 PM
Response to Reply #2
13. It is the only function of the Greens.
The few I know personally either changed their story about voting for Ralph or do not come out in daylight.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nickshepDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #2
17. Or as Rowdyboy suggested... Getting Republicans Elected Every Nov.
Yeah, that makes more sense!

:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:30 PM
Response to Reply #2
18. Oh, that's right, and Ralph was the charter member. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #2
19. Yup
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:56 AM
Response to Reply #2
31. Change it to "every" for a better fit

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 12:35 AM
Response to Reply #1
37. Green's, for some reason, believe
that running and letting repugs win is better for the environment than Democratic rule.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:46 PM
Response to Original message
3. Yes!
:applause:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dolstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:47 PM
Response to Original message
4. Down bigtime indeed -- Allen has 15 times as much $$$ as Webb
I hope the DSCC gives this race more attention, and it would really be nice if Mark Warner started working the rolodexes too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:48 PM
Response to Original message
5. K and R!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:50 PM
Response to Original message
6. Raising money get real easy when you are within points of the other guy
I see he will have no problems now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:55 PM
Response to Original message
7. I certainly hope Webb can pull this off....
I would like to keep the Senate Klan-free (or relatively, Trent Lott's still in there)....Sadly, Allen probably enhanced his standing among some voters.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nickshepDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Forgot Byrd...
Kidding, just kidding. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:49 AM
Response to Reply #8
29. Byrd changed his ways like 60 years ago! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:06 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. Naw. The Racist have all been rock-solid Repug. They have nowhere...
else to go. Felix's comments hurt him with the regular people... some repugs who don't like racists... (ain't many in that club, IMO) Independents and some dems.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #7
16. Not really. I'm from the area and people talk about how stupid it was and
really don't care for him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:02 PM
Response to Original message
10. VOTE THIS PUPPY UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It deserves to be on the Favorites page! C'mon five lousy votes!

(1.) (2.) (3.) (4.) (5.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:16 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. K & R #5
as requested young lady! ;)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:29 PM
Response to Original message
14. Webb needs to go positive immediately
To ensure this is not a short term bump.

The new negativity toward Allen is already built into this poll number. Now Webb needs to stamp himself as a positive alternative.

I hope that is understood by his handlers, and they don't either hammer with negativity or let this opportunity pass.

It's all about correct handicapping which is never our strength as a party. Allen now has more doubters and some who have turned against him, but that is flimsy and subject to switch back unless Webb seizes them right now, as in "yes, that's the guy who I want to vote FOR." If Webb offers a negative response, it will crumble as standard and predictable piling on.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #14
24. I'm not sure I agree with you, Dooger.
When you have the attention of the press you should keep that attention by going with the flow.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
unschooler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #24
32. It's not an either/or thing. Webb can stand as a positive choice, while
other dems can do the "piling on."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:46 PM
Response to Original message
15. Excellent. Green party, although I love ya, this is NOT the time.
Like Arianna Huffington said, when the house is on fire, it's no time to redecorate. I voted for Nader in 2000 when VA was deep red and Gore had no chance. Please don't vote Green this time in this race.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:39 PM
Response to Original message
20. I really hope George Felix Allen Jr. will be retired come November
It will greatly improve our chances at a majority in the Senate and it will also destroy this Bushclone's chances in November.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:11 PM
Response to Original message
21. this can be played across the board on allen
not just for his racism, but for the insincerity and dishonesty of his 'mohawk apology'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:04 PM
Response to Original message
22. Spin a Webb around Felix
Send money, watches, silverware...anything, but let's get him funded. Felix has got to go.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sknabt Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:10 PM
Response to Original message
23. Looks to me like Allen's in deep macaca
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:32 AM
Response to Reply #23
26. On the same youtube page is another interesting video
Edited on Tue Aug-22-06 08:36 AM by durrrty libby
called "Lesbianism in macaques"

It is a National Geographic piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4Hbq-syQI&mode=related...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BonnieJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:10 AM
Response to Original message
25. Send whatever you can
I try to send Webb something each paycheck. Sometimes it's only $5, but if all of DU sends just $1, it will make a tremendous difference. I live in Virginia, and we need to eject this bozo out. I also contribute to Lamont. It's not just each state; it's our entire country. Let's grab it back by force!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:55 AM
Response to Original message
27. Allen is such an obviously smug ass how can anybody even like
him as a person let alone as a senator.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Borgnine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:59 AM
Response to Reply #27
30. Two reasons.
The people who vote for him are either ignorant of what he's really like or they're just like him themselves.

Luckily VA is turning blue. I just hope we've turned it blue enough to finish off Allen this November.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:48 AM
Response to Original message
28. Now Webb has to take the ball and run with it.
Allen is almost as fond of football speak as he is of the Confederate flag. He's fumbled and lost yardage, and there's clearly been a penalty on the down, but it's up to Webb to capitalize on the mistake and gain some momentum. In politics, like football, making the most of your opponent's missteps is often the difference between a win and a loss.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
unschooler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:44 PM
Response to Original message
33. Can you say "momentum"? The times they are a changin'.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:48 PM
Response to Original message
34. Virginia voters are vindicated
While Jon Stewart was only joking that the incident would increase Allen's popularity in Virginia, some DUers seized the occasion to attack and insult Virginia voters by seriously predicting that result. Webb has a great opening here, and I think he has what it takes to make the most of it.

And to NOVA DUers who look down on the rest of the state as hopelessly red, remember that Kaine carried Hampton Roads and almost all the cities of Western Virginia-- Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, Martinsville, Charlottesville, Staunton, Lexington, and more. Webb can do the same and win big statewide.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:19 PM
Response to Original message
35. 'Would love to see champagne flow like a torrent at a Webb victory
celebration on Nov. 7th.

George Allen is a galunk.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mkb Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:46 PM
Response to Original message
36. Priorities May Be Entering People's Minds
     Keeping your eye on the ball in my opinion means seeing
the priorities as clearly as possible.  This race shows signs
of progress for the majority of us I think.
     It may be the case that people are realizing that there
are issues that impact our lives to a much larger degree than
the same-sex marriage one.  It shouldn't be the defining issue
with so many problems to address.  Besides, there just aren't
that many people who involve themselves in this activity.  I
no longer disrespect many who hold their conservative social
positions, but I haven't changed on accepting those who do
things that don't harm in any real way others.
     
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Sep 20th 2014, 07:25 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC