A recent Washington Post article announces Northrop Grumman will select its headquarters to be located in Virginia. The decision as to where Northrop Grumman would locate its headquarters was between Virginia and Maryland.
This recent announcement is a major victory for not only the McDonnell administration but the entire Commonwealth, for it will undoubtedly bring hundreds and hundreds of jobs to the Commonwealth.
Thanks Governor McDonnell, keep up the good work!!
RECENTLY elected Senator Scott Brown has ruled out a presidential run in 2012. I consider myself pretty up-to-date on political developments but the idea that Brown was contemplating of running for the Big Office in two years came out of left field. Hearing this announcement got me thinking that Brown’s announcement may be touching on a broader problem for the GOP.
To me it seems like the GOP us looking for the next Ronald Reagan. We are looking for that charismatic leader who can simply breath words of reform and they will happen. Well GOP sorry to burst your bubble but this isn’t going to happen so stop trying.
The search for the next Reagan started with Bob McDonnell. Even before McDonnell was elected to office there were rumors of a possible 2012 run. THIS WAS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED. Now, just weeks after being elected the same is happening with Scott Brown. Looking at McDonnell and Brown one sees many similarities. Both unseated incumbent Democrats, both are RISING stars in the GOP, and both individuals will become dominant forces in GOP politics in the years to come. This last similarity is what we need to be careful of.
McDonnell and Brown are rising stars, they have not proven themselves just yet, though McDonnell’s response to the State of the Union illustrated a flash of McDonnell’s brilliance.
So where to go from here. I suggest the GOP looks inward. Find a candidate, sorry Romney but your not it, who has been around for more than a couple months. A candidate who understands the inner-workings of our government, a candidate who has the ability to rally supporters in every state, a candidate who understands how to lead the US in the 21st century.
Any ideas of who this could be? Pawlenty? Patraeus? Let me know what you think.
The Fimian for Congress campaign has released its first ad:
The Tidewater has reported that Governor Bob McDonnell is in the preliminary planning stages of planning a limited-access toll road from Petersburg to Suffolk.
Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton said he expects development within 60 days and completion within five.
Keith Fimian’s war chest and fortune keep growing!!
In the first quarter of 2010 the Fimian campaign raised just under $300,000. The Fimian campaign reports this is substantially more then their opponent Pat Herrity! Great news to the campaign. Even better news when one hears Fimian has over $600,000 on-hand!!
Read the coverage here.
“Our government deciding how much money the people can have, and that is backwards!!”
These are the fiery words of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in Boston earlier today. Despite my dislike for Mrs. Palin I believe she got it right this time. This new administration is consistently overstepped its boudaries and there are no signs of it slowing down.
What is your take on tax day and Palin’s rally? Let me know your thoughts.
Traditionally, I am not fan of CNN’s Roland Martin, I believe he is a loud-mouthed commentator who would do anything to impose his objectives on one. However, today I was doing my daily scan of CNN and I came across a rather interesting article.
The article Were Confederate soldiers terrorists? makes the argument, rather forcibly, that the Confederate soldiers are similar to the Taliban and other jihadist groups fighting in the Middle East.
How can such a connection be made?
Martin makes the several connection both entities were involved in: 1) innocent slaughter of civilians 2) Rationale of defending the homeland 3) Legitimization of actions based on instigator (North or US today)
While I wouldn’t go as far as Martin in calling them “domestic terrorists” I think we can gain several new insights when looking at this article; namely, by breaking the historical mold on certain memories we can better understand our current situations.
It was only a matter of time until someone made the connection between Queen’s “I Want It All” and the Democrats take over of many private sector industries.
Once a long shot, the Bentley campaign in Alabama is now gaining momentum in the Republican gubernatorial primary. For having kicked off thir campaign just over a month ago, Dr. Bentley and his staffer are putting on an impressive show, there is even discussion of a primary run-off.
For those of you who do not know if Robert Bentley watch the following campaign video:
Seems like an impressive man? He has my vote, that is if I could vote.