As much as I like George Allen, and would vote for him, he would be painted with all the goofs and gaffes he made in the last election. I also think the people who ran his campaign should be sent packing.
Gilmore would be OK, he's wanting to run for el Presidente. This would give him a chance to get more name recognition.
Unfortunately, I think if the Dems got Mark Warner to run, he might be tough to beat.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw