NLS is reporting on Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s call for divestment from companies that engage in commerce with the government of Sudan. This is a no-brainer, as the ongoing tragedy in Darfur is an abomination and it’s utterly indefensible to contribute in any way to this tragedy. It’s a good move, both ethically and politically.
Meanwhile, Too Conservative has an interesting discussion about potential primary challengers for “the Cooch”. On one hand Cuccinelli is engaging in a fight along with Congressman Frank Wolf which strongly resonates with all voters, and there’s nearly a plea on TC to identify anybody who would want to face the meat-grinder of challenging him for the Republican nomination. Does anyone else notice a bit of a disconnect here?
I doubt this talk of a primary challenge has anything behind it at all, but challenging Cuccinelli in a primary seems like a pretty dumb way to waste a substantial amount of time and money. He’s done a great job in the Senate working with, and alternatively fighting a body has been enormously unhelpful in solving the problems that the Commonwealth is faced with, excelled in his quest to advance the possibility of registration by party within the Commonwealth, and has had a solid voting record for conservative values which have resonated strongly across the state and within his own district. Going against “the Cooch” will inevitably mean taking on a lot of committed and productive activists, and I’d consider myself one of them.
Taking on Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination will be not unlike an experiement involving the collision of flying insects and the windshields of cars moving at high speed. I doubt there will be any serious volunteers for such an experience.
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