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Virginia Battle Ground

Howard Fineman

Virginia: The Second Civil War

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Civil War was mostly about Virginia: whoever controlled it would win the war. The presidential election of 2012 is shaping up the same way. In a stunning reversal of recent history, Barack Obama won Virginia, and with an equally stunning 53 percent of the vote. Now the issue is whether he can do it again. There is no more important strategic question.