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Maybe I'll be wrong here, but this stinks of a missed opportunity.
Newly elected Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will be delivering the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
While the newly elected McDonnell may be high profile in Virginia, he hardly garners the attention of this high profile address.
John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader declared McDonnell was selected for his "common-sense economic policies in stark contrast to Washington Democrats’ job-killing agenda."
So his rhetoric is being promoted as the Republican platform proving once again the "right-wing" in Washington are still clueless.
This is the perfect opportunity for Jim DeMint or John Thune, or another potential 2012 candidate to move into the spotlight. Scott Brown achieved a noteworthy celebrity status after the victory in Massachusetts, now it's time to push a REAL Conservative into the limelight.
The momentum from the Brown win could be perpetuated from a solid, strong voice of fiscal conservatism, reductions in spending, reductions in taxation, and a strong illustration of the economic failures of this Democratic leadership.
Passing that baton to a newly elected Republican Governor indicates the politics and NOT the issues are more important to John Boehner and the Republicans in Washington.