Annotations & Elucidations And The Winner Is . . .
Most of the coverage today is debate oriented and the consensus is Bob McDonnell won the first gubernatorial showdown. That'll happen when your opponent is all about raising taxes in a recession (see the video) and won't propose a transportation plan even as he says he's going to solve that issue. Not to mention his refusal to take a stand on Cap and Trade, although it will close down the largest employer in his district; as well as his avoidance of stands on socialized medicine, card check and numerous other "transforming America" issues. Speaking of all that, in Commentary, Ben Stein figures out Barack Obama. Some of us had done that two years ago, more than a few of whom probably attended another rousing Tea Party event, in Chesterfield County, Saturday, covered below by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Meanwhile, Peter Heck encourages Christian teachers to bolt the NEA. Sound advice.
McDonnell, Deeds clash over transportation, economy in debate (Roanoke Times)
Economy job No. 1 for next governor (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
At debate, hopefuls clash over road funds (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Deeds, McDonnell spar over jobs (The Daily Press)
Virginia's Deeds, McDonnell spar in first debate (Washington Times)
In Gubernatorial Race, It's About Who's More Pro-Gun (Washington Post)
Va. Race Acquires Washington Backdrop (Washington Post)
Dems: Leadership Lacking (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)
Marty Williams splits with Bob McDonnell (The Daily Press)
Tea Party protests federal plans (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
We've Figured Him Out (Ben Stein/The American Spectator)
Christian teachers — It's time to fly! (Peter Heck/OneNewsNow.com)