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Politico: "Ken Cuccinelli ripped by business leaders"

by: lowkell

Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 14:36:28 PM EST


This article really says it all:
Two prominent northern Virginia business leaders got into a heated exchange with Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli in front of a few hundred top GOP donors at a closed-door meeting Friday, multiple sources told POLITICO.

Bobbie Kilberg, a longtime Republican donor and CEO of Northern Virginia Technology Council, and Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Arlington-based Consumer Electronics Association, stood up separately to confront Cuccinelli about what is on the minds of many Virginia and national Republicans: whether the Tea Party-backed attorney general can, or wants to, run a pragmatic campaign in the increasingly moderate Old Dominion.

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[Gary] Shapiro spoke up next and was even tougher on Cuccinelli. As a hushed room looked on, Shapiro, who sits on the board of the influential Northern Virginia Technology Council, said the state's centrist-oriented business community won't back the Republican standard-bearer because he's out of the mainstream.

"Gary just slammed him," said one attendee.

This article is a must read, certainly by every business leader or owner in Virginia, not to mention every voter in Virginia. What baffles me is how anyone, other than the most extreme right-wing nutjob, could support Kookinelli. Sure, I can understand how Republicans and conservatives would support Bill Bolling, although obviously I disagree with them. But at least Bolling is sane. Kookinelli? The nickname says it all: the guy's completely bonkers, one of the most extreme and bizarro politicians in America, along with people like Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin, Richard "Another Crazy Comment About Rape" Mourdoch, Christine "I am not a witch" O'Donnell, Rand "Aqua Buddha" Paul, etc. The bottom line: if we want to make Virginia completely unattractive to new residents and businesses, let's elect a guy who bashes LGBT people, who thinks government should be telling women (and men) what contraception they can and can't use, who denies science and persecutes scientists because he doesn't "like" their findings (too freakin' bad, dude, that's not the way it works in this country!), who politicizes everything to the max, who demonizes the government, who makes Virginia national laughingstock, who would never raise a penny in revenues for anything (e.g., education, roads), etc. No thanks!
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Was also considered extreme and bizarro in 2009 (0.00 / 0)
Hell, he was so far to the right even the conservative editorial board of the Free-Lance didn't endorse him in the general election.

Yet he still won AG with ease.

The guy still makes me nervous. Seems to have a way to get voters to the polls


True, although 2009 was a crazy year (0.00 / 0)
Also, most Virginians vote for the top of the ticket, in that case McDonnell vs. Deeds. The McDonnell landslide carried many other Republicans into power, including Cuckoo.  We'll see this time, when he's the marquee name on the ballot (first time ever).

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Yeah, he can spin this (0.00 / 0)
There's a considerable number of conservatives who are culturally conservative and suspicious of big business, especially south of Fredericksburg and west of Manassas. He can just spin this as him not wanting to kowtow to special interests who want corporate welfare (and honestly, he has a point there, if he uses that line of thought).

You're not going to win those voters though, so turnout is still the only key.

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The business community made the decision... (0.00 / 0)
...to crawl in bed with the Tea Party.  And they're just now realizing that the likes of Cuccinelli are complete, utter wackos?  

Well, if y'all are ready to stop swimming in denial, better late than never, I guess...

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