My Endorsement: McDonnell Has My Vote
The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less.
By Robert Miller
Supports: Robert F. McDonnell
Party Identification: None
2005 Vote: Jerry W. Kilgore
The country and the commonwealth face unprecedented challenges, from unemployment and underemployment to stagnant incomes and highway gridlock. Some of the worst traffic in the United States forces many Virginians to spend hours stuck in their cars instead of with their families. Yet some still choose to focus on a 20-year-old academic exercise that has absolutely no relevance to this race.
Name one state that has elected a pro-life governor (and there have been many) who has then gone on to outlaw abortion? There aren’t any, because of something called Roe v. Wade. What’s more, even if Robert F. McDonnell wanted to try to restrict contraception for married adults, which he has clearly stated he does not, he would run into the same issue — Supreme Court precedent (Griswold v. Connecticut).
So rather than focusing on some ridiculous, manufactured issue, let’s talk about real issues that have a real impact on Virginians. I, for one, am taxed enough, and I believe the last thing we need is bigger government in the commonwealth. McDonnell has my vote.
To submit your own endorsement, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with “My Endorsement” in the subject line. Include your party identification, if any, as well as how you voted in Virginia’s last governor’s race. Finally, please include a day and evening phone number (not for publication) and a note disclosing any connection you have to Sen. R. Creigh Deeds or Robert F. McDonnell, their campaigns or the Democratic or Republican parties.
| September 29, 2009; 7:03 PM ET
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