- How can Democrats regain their enthusiasm?
- Is there anyone exciting running for the major offices?
- How's the Mark Warner cloning project going?
On the Republican side, it looks like there will be a barnburner between Ken Cuccinelli and Bill Bolling. Cuccinelli's decision to run for governor has brought forth candidates looking to move up into his job.
Gains in seats in both the House of Delegates and Senate continue to give Republicans power and a larger pool of candidates for higher office in the future.
The best hope for Democrats? A Republican slipup or overreach.
What are the chances of that?
If Cuccinelli's first two years haven't changed minds of voters, then not much will.
Democrats better get used to slim pickings come election time. Their power base in Northern Virginia, and it will diminish as Washington's money power dims in future years. When there's less money to spread around, there's less power for those politicians.
The Republican wave has been building in Virginia for years, and thus the future is brighter.
How long will it take Democrats to realize they are doomed?