THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
To the Editor:
Re: The Lessons of Virginia
On Nov. 5, Terry McAuliffe (D) beat Ken Cuccinelli (R) in the Virginia Governors race. In any election when the liberal elements are united against conservatives of competing levels of conservative ideology, the liberal will win.
Robert Sarvis, a Libertarian, chose to mount a third party challenge that netted 7% of the vote - arguably giving Terry McAuliffe the win. McAuliffe had 48% to Cuccinellis 45%. Third party challenges have happened many times in our history but usually lead to the least desirable candidate winning.
During the last presidential election, many Independents and Tea Party Republicans pointed out with pride that they sat that election out because Romney wasnt conservative enough. This gave the nation the most liberal president in our history.
There were many moderate Republicans who possibly did not vote for Cuccinelli because he was too Tea Party oriented. When you add the third party challenge, the outcome was certain.
The rationale of those who dont vote or advocate for a third party seems to be If you dont agree completely with my point of view, I will make you lose. In a democracy, people get pretty much what they deserve.