Follow-up: Cuccinelli in Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli lost the Virginia election for governor yesterday, but he sure made it interesting. I wrote about him a few months ago, quoting his dead-on-target remark about how being “almost” pro-life doesn’t work for a candidate. The dynamics of the Virginia race have been well-covered elsewhere, and summarized by bloggers far better connected than I. (I commend to you Jonah Goldberg’s thoughts on last night’s Virginia results.) The race turned out to be much closer than predicted, after recent polls showed the eventual winner leading Cuccinelli by double digits. What apparently turned the race into a last-minute nail-biter was voter anger over the Obamacare web site mess and the “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” Presidential untruth.          

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, pro-life activist, hiker.