Bill Bolling

Bitter Bill Bolling is Sunk

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Virginia Free Citizen

Bill Bolling’s “mainstream” ways and allies helped progressive, big-gov't, scandal-ridden Dem. McAuliffe win here in Virginia. If Bolling sees himself as a political broker, his pariah status among conservatives will taint whomever he backs, and his partners in political sabotage will not escape consequences.

The Betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli

The betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli by the Republican establishment and many of Virginia’s nominally Republican business community leaders is reflective of the precedent the Republican establishment set in their treatment of Barry Goldwater. When an establishment Republican gains a nomination for office the Republican leadership demands that conservatives close ranks with establishment Republicans and support the nominee. However, when a conservative gains a nomination, establishment Republicans are, without consequence, free to criticize the nominee and to do everything they can to undercut the conservative’s campaign.

Why Business Fears Terry McAuliffe

If there’s one thing business fears, it is not a social conservative like Ken Cuccinelli, with whom they may not always agree, as Governor. What business really fears is an influence peddling Governor Terry McAuliffe, who will govern Virginia like a Democratic ward Boss where “doors will be closed” if you don’t do what the Boss and his minions say.