In this article from the Augusta Free Press, Governor Mark Warner offers some advice for the national Democratic Party. Some of it is actually very good advice, advice that I hope the Dems don't take:
"I think the Democratic Party can't write off two-thirds of the country and not be competitive in the South and parts of the Southwest and parts of the Midwest," Warner said.
"I think national Democrats start with at least one strike against them in unfortunately much of the country," Warner said. "It's not just about the South. The voter in Southwest Virginia is not that different from a voter in rural Ohio, or southeastern Missouri, or parts of the Oklahoma panhandle. And I don't think some voters ever really heard John Kerry's ideas this year because of how they identified him."