In recent years, Virginia has been changing. When the immigration law of 1986 opened America to a large wave of illegal immigrants into our country, many of them settled in Virginia due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. Northern Virginia, the home of Washington and the Lee family started changing dramatically. And the expansive growth of government, with many of its employees residing in that area, resulted in a large liberal wave of non-traditionalists gaining a foothold in the Northern part of the state.
Today she finds herself on the eve of a big state election. Next Tuesday Virginia and New Jersey have the distinction of receiving top billing in the political world with gubernatorial elections, the only two in the nation this year.
In Virginia, Ken Cuccinnelli, the Republican standard bearer and current Attorney General, finds himself running as the underdog to Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic true believer who has a sordid record of questionable business dealings and practices and has total allegiance to Obama's leftist agenda. He supports the phony global warming agenda, gun control, abortion on demand, Obamacare, open borders, union prominence and basically everything else that Virginians have traditionally stood against. He tried to avoid talking about any of the issues during the campaign, largely resorting to mudslinging and name calling.
Cuccinnelli, at age 45 already having been in state politics for over ten years, was the first state Attorney General to go after Obamacare in the courts. While not the best candidate, he has supported conservative causes vigorously and understands Virginia and what has made her prosperous. He is currently the underdog and I fear that the Northern Virginia influence is likely to elect McAuliffe.
To my Virginia friends in the land where I was born and and a place I still dearly love, I say this: please think carefully about what you are doing before you vote next week. If McAuliffe is elected and is successful in implementing an Obama agenda at the state level, don't be shocked if the Old Dominion starts looking like America's Cuba in short order. After all, look what his party's leader is doing to our country on a national scale. And somehow I think Mr. Jefferson, looking over the Commonwealth from his beautiful Monticello outside Charlottesville, will be shedding a tear in disbelief.
Come on, Virginia, you can do better than this. Say no to Terry McAuliffe. Do "The Mother of Presidents" proud.