George Shows Strength, Substance and Experience in Final U.S. Senate Debate - The American Maverick - The final United States Senate debate for Virginia showed strength for George Allen and more of the same squabbling by Democrat Tim Kaine. Virginia Tech was the host of the debate with moderators from WSLS TV from Roanoke. Here's a quick analysis of the final debate... George Allen won this debate. He focused his responses with what he stood for and provided sound solutions for the questions asked. George kept a cool head, responded tactfully to verbal barbs from Kaine, and kept a positive, upbeat tone throughout the debate. George communicated his positions on supporting small businesses to create jobs, promoting free trade principles, and control our nation's spending. Allen was very strong in his positions on exploring energy resources including coal to bolster Virginia's and America's economy. His experience with foreign affairs was very effective and on target with support for our allies. Okay, here's the once over for Kaine's performance. Honestly, Tim Kaine is a mess. He knows his campaign is faltering and there is nothing left for realistic solutions to address the serious issues facing the Commonwealth and America. Kaine spent most of his time chirping in a sarcastic remark in some effort to bait George Allen in a miscue. George Allen remained strong and focused on the real issues. Kaine continued to cross the line of bloviation. Including his positions on sequestration which could cost Virginia about 200,000 defense jobs. He confirmed his position of increasing taxes amidst the current down economy. Kaine tip toed around the truth for his supposed support for energy, which he has stated his support for cap and trade and expensive green energy programs. All of which would put further restraints on Virginia energy sectors like coal. So, that's the short once over for the final debate. Allen's ongoing hard work talking to grassroots Virginia will be a big plus heading in to Election Day. Kaine will throw accusations and try to scare Virginians since the Democrats are empty of solutions. All in all, it is now up to Virginians to respond with their vote in mass on November 6.
George Allen: "I Want to be Virginia's Senator" - In Strong Debate, George Allen Makes Clear His Priority is Jobs - In case you missed it, George Allen showed Virginians once again that he is the only candidate in this Senate race who will make it his job to protect Virginians’ jobs. George Allen focused on his job-creating solutions for small business growth, unleashing American energy resources and stopping the devastating defense cuts.
Meanwhile, as Virginia faces devastating cuts that could cost 200,000 Virginians their jobs, Tim Kaine failed to present solutions other than raising taxes on hardworking Virginians. He tried to rewrite his record against energy, jobs and bipartisanship. In contrast, George Allen’s record of creating jobs, promoting economic growth, supporting American energy and working across party lines was undisputable as he finished strong in the final debate of the campaign.
Here’s What They’re Saying… ‘I Want To Be Virginia’s Senator, Tim Wants To Be President Obama’s Senator,’ Allen Said.” (Ben Pershing, “Allen, Kaine Clash In Final Debate,” The Washington Post’s Virginia Politics, 10/18/12)
“‘In Washington, you deserve a strong independent voice,’ Allen said. ‘Not an echo.’” (Steve Contorno, “Kaine, Allen Duke It Out In Virginia Senate Debate,” The Washington Examiner, 10/18/12)
“Allen said that he’d be a Senator for Virginia, and noted some bipartisan votes in his past. “ (“Allen, Kaine Clash On Sequestration At Virginia Tech-WSLS Senate Debate,” WSLS, 10/18/12) Read more.....
George Allen Receives Strong Endorsements in Senate Race - Washington Examiner: Editorial: George Allen for U.S. Senate
The contrast between Kaine’s partisan sellouts and Allen’s common-sense conservatism could not be greater. (Examiner Editorial: George Allen for U.S. Senate,” The Washington Examiner, 10/18/12)
Take Obama’s signature domestic initiative, which Kaine supported wholeheartedly: Obamacare. […] With Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, that $1,200 per person spending gap will have to be made up somewhere. Where? Through higher taxes, and perhaps also through higher costs to the state’s private employers. (Examiner Editorial: George Allen for U.S. Senate,” The Washington Examiner, 10/18/12)
Kaine has a long history of favoring the Democratic Party’s best interests over those of Virginia. His decision as governor to hand over the Virginia-owned Dulles Toll Road to the Democrat-controlled Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, or MWAA, was supposed to ensure a better-managed, more cost-effective Dulles Rail project. The MWAA rewarded the state by adopting a pro-union project labor agreement that discriminated against all Virginia contractors. Read more......
George Allen "Going on Offense About Defense - From the Wall Street Journal - The view from here, the 12th-floor conference room of a defense contractor, offers a stunning vista of Washington, D.C. But the dozen or so members of the defense industry sitting around the table aren’t taking in the scenery. They’re listening to George Allen talk “sequester.”
Sequester is an eye-glazing word, yet Mr. Allen, a former Republican governor of Virginia, has made it a household term and the center of his campaign to win a Senate seat. […]
Mr. Allen has used the sequester to narrow the gap between himself and his opponent, Democrat Tim Kaine. He has done so, in part, by wrapping the looming cuts into a larger and more powerful argument about spending, growth and taxes.
The Democrats’ solution to defense cuts is “to raise taxes,” Mr. Allen tells the group. That’s not only using “military men and women” as a “bargaining chip” for the president’s tax hikes, he argues, it’s doubling down on Washington’s mistakes. Read more........