I think it's high time the Republican Party of Virginia - at the state AND local levels - started preparing for success. Put up no fight, as it did in 2007, failure is guaranteed.
Take a look at this (rather too busy) map of Southwest Virginia, by House District. (You may want to click on the map and enlarge it) I've included Tuesday's election results for each district.
Democrat wins are in blue. GOP wins are in pink. Here's what leaps out at you: In every district where the GOP put up a candidate, that candidate won. The six districts carried by the Democrats featured no Republican opposition.
Do you guys want to win? Or are you accepting defeat?
Another quote that you boys need to absorb:
"Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen."
You fellas are a hair's breadth away from failure. But you're just that close to spectacular success as well.
To you folks in Richmond, come on down to Southwest Virginia sometime. You'll find the area to be less inhospitable than you think. To local officials: The area is chock full of dissatisfied conservatives who are crying out for change. Tap that resource, as some are doing, as some are having wondrous results. Destiny awaits.