I'm formally endorsing Bob Marshall for United States Senate, the seat now held by the retiring John Warner. Bob would make not only a better Senator, but a much better matchup against Democrat Mark Warner in November.
Over the past few years, Bob Marshall has been leading the House of Delegates on legislation covering moral issues. Most notable is his patronage of the Marraige Amendment, which prohibits gay marraige and civil unions in Virginia. Jim Gilmore has been absent on such issues.
Jim Gilmore is too easy for the Democrats to beat in November:
1. Mark Warner's big legacy as Governor is the largest tax increase in Virginia history. As one blog commenter pointed out, Warner can deflect Gilmore's attacks on it with "You made me raise them." Game over.
2. As for Gilmore's legacy, all Warner would have to do is roll footage of "No Car Tax" from 1997. Then cut to a Car Tax bill, with "You're still paying it, aren't you?" Ouch!
If you're a Republican who wants to win in November, you need to back Bob Marshall. I hope to make it to the state convention as a Marshall delegate.