former Delegate Brian Moran

Virginia News Stand: May 20, 2009

Leading off the news, again, is us. The Daily News-Record reports on the Valley Family Forum's 8th Annual Shenandoah Valley "Salute to the Family" dinner, where nationally broadcast radio talk show host Janet Parshall will be the featured speaker. But the statewide headlines are buzzing with the increasingly venomous Democrat gubernatorial primary campaign. They are questioning each other's character (thought that didn't matter), credibility, Democrat loyalty and ability. Former Delegate Brian Moran even found it necessary to slam Terry McAuliffe over a perceived "not sufficiently supportive of Barack Obama" attack radio ad — airing in urban media markets only, of course. Finally! It's getting fun — and there's three more weeks of this stuff to go.

News:

*Radio Host To Keynote 'Salute To The Family' (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Moran ad blasts McAuliffe over anti-Obama TV spot (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

In debate, Democrats question rivals' character, capability (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Va. Candidates Clash In Final Debate of Democratic Primary (Washington Post)

Democratic candidates hold last debate (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Gubernatorial hopefuls fine-tune their messages (Roanoke Times)

Legislators look into how Va. laws cover 'sexting' (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Keepsake season carries area team to Homeschool series (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Virginia News Stand: April 28, 2009

The Washington Post today picks up on something we wrote about quite extensively last week — namely, former Delegate Brian Moran's all out adoption of the homosexual lobby's agenda in his bid for the Democrat gubernatorial  nomination. It may work for the short term (the primary) but surely will blow up on him in the general election, if he gets that far. But the big campaign news — as usual, wherever he goes he sucks up all the attention — was former President Bill Clinton's swing through Virginia yesterday in support of Terry "T-Mac" McAuliffe's candidacy for the Democrat gubernatorial nomination. By the way, isn't there a third Dem candidate?

Also, there are two commentaries below. One, by David Limbaugh, is especially timely given how Congressional liberals are trying to rush through and cram down our throats "hate crimes" legislation. Now, who is it that legislates morality? Who limits freedom? Does this remind anyone of the Sedition Act? The other, a OneNewsNow blog comment, reviews how super model Kathy Ireland came to be pro-life and what Planned Parenthood told her.

News:

Brian Moran Gambles on Same-Sex Union Issue (Washington Post)

Bill Clinton campaigns for McAuliffe in gubernatorial primary (Richmond Times-Dispatch

McAuliffe Will Create Jobs, Bill Clinton Says (Washington Post

Clinton lends political clout to McAuliffe's bid for governor (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Del. Tom Gear: 91st District voters will have three choices (The Daily Press)

Commentary:

Beware Abhorrent Hate Crime Legislation (David Limbaugh/GOPUSA.com)

Supermodel Kathy Ireland Lashes Out Against 'Pro Choice' (OneNewsNow.com blog)

On Same-Sex Marriage: Deeds Flip-Flops, Moran Just Flops, And T-Mac Sounds Vaguely Sensible

See for yourself. From Saturday's Democrat gubernatorial debate in Williamsburg:

Senator Creigh Deeds apologizes for voting for the Marriage Amendment in the Virginia Senate, former Delegate Brian Moran proudly fights for same-sex marriage and implies conservatives are not for equal rights, and Terry McAuliffe says get over it!

UPDATE: Facebook And The Governor's Race (McDonnell's Lead Increases)

As we mentioned Friday, it's unusual for conservatives or Republicans to run ahead of the other side in the social marketing/technology aspects of campaigning. So, when the March issue of Richmond Magazine ran a blurb called "Facebook And The Governor's Race" that graphically illustrated Republican Bob McDonnell's commanding lead in Facebook supporters over all three of his potential Democrat opponents (see his blog here), it was a bit of a shock. I guess Terry McAuliffe's tech experience was limited to making money on Global Crossing while it went bankrupt (see Judicial Watch here). As we promised Friday, since there's no link to the RM site for this story, here's a scanned version of the hard copy. The totals were of February 13.

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The graphic is entitled, "The Oracle of Facebook: Who's winning the gubernatorial race so far? We asked the online social-networking hub."

More shocking is that even with the Democrat candidates duly warned, McDonnell's lead increased. He now has 2,115 supporters (up from 1,713). T-Mac only inched up from 1,104 to 1,252, while the other Democrats, former Delegate Brian Moran and Senator Creigh Deeds, are neck and neck at 679 (from 585) and 678 (from 629), respectively.