You would think the fact that this office is wide open we would get a strong class of candidates running. Sadly, thus far the announced candidates are underwhelming and rather uninspiring. Let's break it down.
1. Corey Stewart - Originally it seemed like a slammed dunk for me, but Stewart's bizarre political contortions have ruined his credibility. From attacking George Allen one second before getting in line behind him for no reason, to helping attack Peter Candland's efforts in Prince William County to bring accountability and transparency to local government and its money; Corey has simply gone off the reservation. I'm not sure what to think about him anymore.
2. Scott Lingamfelter - A good traditional conservative, Lingamfelter is also something of a loose cannon. Heard a story from the RNC delegate meeting that Lingamfelter was going on about how we need to bomb Iran. Crazy.
3. Steve Martin - When he ran for Congress in 2000, Martin was the guy saying Cantor wasn't "the Christian candidate," and that he didn't represent "Virginia values," with the unstated point that Cantor is Jewish. I can't imagine getting excited about someone that was essentially "Jew-baiting."
4. Jeannemarie Davis - Honestly?
Who will step forward? Who will give us a true partner to help Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain?