But Ralph Smith is a Republican. That in itself in some circles means he rapes, pillages, and is an all-round nasty guy.
To the rabidly liberal press, there is no such thing as a moderate Republican. So why try?
This, Ralph, is what it gets you in the end. From this morning's Roanoke Times:
Editorial: You, sirs, are no Mark Warner
Those are some coattails Mark Warner is sporting. Not only does the Democratic candidate in the 22nd Senate District think Warner can carry him to victory, so too does the Republican, one of the most right-wing candidates our area has ever spawned.
[blah blah blah] ...
... it was rather surreal for Ralph Smith to portray himself to the gathering as being Warneresque.
Remember the primary? Smith was the Republican Party's answer to complaints that incumbent Brandon Bell wasn't rabid-right enough.
We know Smith for what he is. He is no Warner: Mark, John or otherwise. (link)
Today has turned out to be a day in which I illustrate effective strategies for those looking to win elections (scroll down).
To Ralph Smith I offer this. Adopt this tactic and you can't lose. Get a hold of the Roanoke Times and deliver this message:
Then be who you are. A conservative Republican.
Or adopt the tactics made famous and used previously to such great effect as outlined in The Jerry Kilgore Playbook of Mealymouthed Middle-of-the-Road Mushiness and lose.