Opinion: What GOP can learn from Cuccinelli's tanking bid in Virginia - CNN.com This was written before the election, but I doubt the GOP will learn a lesson. Their call now is, "But the margin wasn't as big as......" Actually, the GOP should have kept the Governor's mansion from all historical accounts. And they could have if they had nominated Bill Bolling the moderate Lt Gov. But the TP fanatics and the untra-right out of state money pushed for Coooooch. This is just a small lesson for the national GOP. Will they heed the warning or continue their march to the right?