Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

State of the Race in the 22nd

Since it appears a good portion of you folks are interested in the 22nd Senate race, so we will start off Post-Labor Day election coverage with this.

I don't really know of anything pressing in this race right now. Everything appears to be going well for Smith and he still seems to be the frontrunner.

As I have pointed out before, the only major concern I saw going into this race was that a dem could sneak up on the GOP nominee, because there are no other major constitutional races or delegate races that are very competitive down ticket from this race. If turnout is super low, the dems have a chance here.

Also, it appears there has been a smooth transition from the Bell supporters; so that is one area that a potential problem has been averted.

Otherwise, I think Ralph should be fine.

What are you all hearing?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Opinions on Subprime "Crisis"

I just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts are on the subprime mortgage crisis and what everyone thinks needs to be done.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Happy Labor Day

Yes, I am still alive; and hopefully I will start blogging again. Since we have the 2008 Senate race officially starting as well as some other things going on, hopefully I will have something to write about now.