Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Favola vs. Merrick - No Endorsement

Hello,

We attended several candidate debates, and we were not impressed by most of the candidates. We were especially unimpressed by candidates for Virginia State Senate Barbara Favola and Caren Merrick.

It's become obvious that the election for State Senate will the prelude to a culture war in the next session of the General Assembly, with guns and abortion becoming the main battlegrounds.

So we were disappointed that neither Barbara Favola nor Caren Merrick has yet uttered the words "family planning" during a debate.

We also heard no reasonable discussion about firearms. Yes, there are too many firearms inside the Beltway, where the police arrive in minutes after a 911 call. And yes, there is a lot of hunting, fishing, and sport shooting done outside the Beltway. There was no mention of the biggest danger Northern Virginia residents face - injuries from traffic accidents.

And neither candidate has a comprehensive plan for dealing with Virginia's population growth, typically 90,000 - 100,000 more people each year (Virginia's population grew by 927,000 between 2000 and 2010).

So, AY makes no endorsement for Senator for Virginia's 31st District.

Cindy and Susan

11 Comments:

At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

We really have to start electing moderates, I am tired of the Liberal vs. Conservative polarization.

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been going on for 30 years, since Reagan became President, and it gets worse every year.

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a robocall from Brian Moran yesterday stating Democrats have to mobilize for the war against McDonnell and Cuccinelli by electing Democrats to the Virginia Senate, so AY's lack of an endorsement is right on.

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said the AY blog isn't positive?

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Merrick create 1100 jobs or did her husband? Does Favola do anything in her County Board office besides lobby for Catholic colleges?

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will also skip voting for Brink, Mallard, and Murphy.

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we get these mediocre to poor choices for public office? Is there anyone out there who can focus on needs, not wants?

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there anyone out there not connected to the status quo forever who can make a really good 2-minute and 3-minute speech?

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Pat P said...

Print media (that's you, Scottie) only endorses party hacks.

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Print media (that's you Scottie) ARE party hacks.

 
At 26 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local media only endorse the status quo.

 

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