In the playbook, it known as a WAKE-UP CALL:
An early poll that should compel you to think about what in the world you’re doing
The entire Democratic ticket is behind by double digits in the latest SURVEY USA poll.
That’s right. Double digits. The entire ticket.
Cuccinelli- Shannon 53-42
Maybe, perhaps, just possibly…
The Democrats will start to understand that running simply as
The heirs to the Warner-Kaine tradition
Has minimal resonance in the economic climate Virginians face today.
Moreover, the Democrats will need to do a far better job in understanding and responding to the problems that the Governor’s dual role as DNC Chair has raised for them. Bob McDonnell is simply pounding them by linking Kaine and Deeds to every unpopular national Democratic initiative.
And, finally, maybe the Democrats will recognize that it is not very gubernatorial to offer a transportation “plan” without details because you do not want step on the prerogatives of the legislature.
It’s early. Very early.
It’s why we have wake up calls.
Historically, polls have dramatically shifted in Governor’s races.
But it seems to me that the Deeds-Wagner-Shannon need an aggressive Virginia First campaign that’s focused on what really matters to people, that actually excites Democrats and appeals to independents.
If these numbers don’t wake them from their lethargy, who knows what will.