So ... the dems hosted Jim Webb in Staunton today. They were expecting the party loyal and they were expecting to hear from their candidate.
After the event, I received a phone call from a local reporter with the Staunton News Leader who said a number of people had commented there were no Republican protesters at the Webb event. The reporter was calling to ask if that was a concerted effort and why we weren't there.
First of all ... it is Sunday. In the Valley, Sunday is still a day of worship and a day for family. Second, I am working for my candidate, not against theirs.
Perhaps they were expecting us to show up in ape and banana suits, or dressed as the grim reaper as they did on the streets of Staunton in August.
Sorry, folks. We don't work that way. I think stunts like that are demeaning to the candidate, demeaning to the Party, and demeaning to the people inside those suits. It's ridiculous.
Instead, I prefer to work for Senator George Allen by talking issues and explaining to folks what he has accomplished to help the citizens of Virginia throughout his many years of public service as Delegate, Governor, and Senator.
Today the local Republicans went to church and spent time with their families. Tomorrow we'll be back campaigning.