Is it really possible?
Can Barack Obama really pull Virginia into the blue column? Doesn’t seem possible but there are, like so many other places in the US that were staunch red Republican, economic woes that are making them realise that McCain just isn’t going to help them.
While conservatives may be demoralized by Gilmore’s poor showing, McCain may also face eroding support from Virginia conservatives for his recent proposals for the government to become heavily involved in the U.S. economy, said Thompson, the radio talk show host.
Could we be talking not about Reagan Democrats – but Obama Republicans?
Voters have more confidence in Obama to handle the economic crisis than they do in McCain, and are more likely to blame Republicans for the recent turmoil than Democrats.
Beside an advantage on the economy, Obama is also benefiting from a demographic shift that has reshaped Virginia politics.
Virginia “is not as red as people think,” said Doc Thompson, a conservative talk show host for WRVA radio. “A third of the population in Northern Virginia is pretty liberal. A lot of people are buying into [Obama’s] notion of change.”
As always we will have to wait until the day after the election. But, by read all these things we could see some drastic changes.