1. See those Blue areas in the maps on this thread? They are filled with people who want "free shit". They are also where the corporate $$$$$$ is. There are more of "them", than there are people like Me.
2. See the Red places? Those are people born in Virginia many of which are trying to get by on what they make. There are less of them.
3. The Clinton machine and a whole lot of out of state $$$$$ was pumped into McAuliffe's election. $$$ = Political power, not to mention the Libertarian shill they helped out pulled in 4% of many right wing votes.
4. The GOP Establishment machine did not like Cuccinelli. They did not offer much $$$$$ or support.
5. Grassroots campaigns are extremely difficult (but not impossible) to overcome big time Political machines. Especially in small time elections.
6. Last and probably the least. Cuccinelli campaign did not run a flawless message. He ran out of time and $$$. I'm supremely confidant he would have beaten this hack had he had a few more weeks to right the ship. He almost won despite false polling showing him 6 to 8 points behind.