VA Gov. Bob McDonnell: “Mitt Romney is going to win Virginia”

During a Sunday morning interview with Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) expressed a high level of optimism that Mitt Romney would win in Virginia come November, a key swing-state that Barack Obama won in 2008.

“Mitt Romney is going to win Virginia because the independent voters don’t care about tax returns and Bain Capital,” said McDonnell. “They care about getting the greatest country on earth out of debt.”

Gov. McDonnell had some sharp criticisms for President Obama, particularly on the issue of Medicaid expansion without implementing necessary reforms.

When asked by Crowley why he would be opposed to the expansion of Medicaid that the federal government has promised to pay for, McDonnell cited what he sees as the federal government’s awful record of  keeping promises.

“The federal government makes a lot of promises that they don’t keep,” McDonnell responded. “Expanding Medicaid without reforming Medicaid is a terribly bad idea and irresponsible.”

McDonnell has reasons to be angry with President Obama, especially with the talk of massive defense cuts in the budget debate and their impact on Virginia.

After Crowley highlighted the fact that the National Association of Manufacturers has estimated that Virginia may lose over 100,000 jobs because of the possible cuts, McDonnell blamed the lack of leadership in the White House.

“With the failure in congress and no leadership from the White House, they put $,” said McDonnell. “Even [Defense] Secretary Panetta said it’s a bad idea.”

Virginia is considered to be a key swing state in this election, along with North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Florida. Although President Obama carried Virginia in 2008, the state has since elected a Republican governor, showing signs that Virginia could go either way in the election.

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  1. Rob says:

    He needs to win at something. He must be getting depressed.

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