It voted for President Obama by 11,500 votes in 2008 - making him the first Democrat to win the Old Dominion State since LBJ.
Instead, it will come down to a contest between Romney and Ron Paul in the Old Dominion.
The Old Dominion is now a national bellwether, and the GOP is looking like anything but a national party.
One of the most controversial issues in the Old Dominion is transportation.
It was a shock when the Old Dominion State voted Obama in 2008, making him the first Democrat to win there since LBJ.
The carpet was in a similar condition, and the Old Dominion coffee-pot was found expiring under the sofa.
In the Old Dominion, the first settlers were in good part English.
The north and south were peopled by scions of old colonial families, and the proud names of the "Old Dominion" abounded.
Fertile and fair are the farms of Culpepper, as beautiful as any in the Old Dominion.
No slave speculator ever dared to cross the threshold of this planter of the Old Dominion.