The results are in….

Well, Virginians did not take the bait of negative campaigning – they rejected Republican Kilgore and elected Kaine (52% to 46%). Yea! I can breath a bit easier. Hopefully that will make future politicians think twice about negative campaigning. Unfortunately the democrat Leslie Byrne did not have as good luck with her bid for Lt Governer (lost 51% to 49%). And the jury is still out for Attorney General (50% to 50%).

So none of the wins were a huge victory…let’s hope that they get the message that we need to find a common middle ground…(but I will say I am glad that it is a Dem in the top position!)

So now I just need to find out why Virginia has a one consecutive term limit for our governor…I would have loved to have kept Warner for another 4 years.

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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2 Responses to The results are in….

  1. Chris says:

    It’s because a one term governor can’t really accomplish that much. Year 1 is spent learning his job – year 4 he is a lame duck.

    The practice result is that all the real power in VA resides in the legislature, and they will never, ever relinquish it by approving the more traditional two consecutive terms limit.

    Chris
    http://odonnellweb.com

  2. Ok..so that makes sense as to why it won’t be changed in the near future. But any ideas of where to look to find out the story behind when it was changed? I believe that it was put into the Va constitution sometime in the 1800s…

    I find the stories behind history fascinating….