Obama Flew in…Loss Followed
Inspired by his own celebrity, and regardless of the rival, it appears Obama believes exercising oratory muscle can bring opposition to its knees and “one voice” can wrest victory from the jaws of defeat. Always at the ready when liberal ventures are in peril of hitting the skids, Obama can be counted on to fly in and save the day by orating every obstacle into submission. | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Why Creigh Deeds is losing.
It’s because of this question, and the answers. 17. Can you name one good reason that someone should vote for your opponent? DEEDS: [Long pause] You know, I can name you a thousand good reasons why they should vote for me. I’m the best-prepared person to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. … Bob is a guy that I’ve always gotten along | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Let the Blue-on-Blue sniping begin in Virginia.
(Via @mattklewis) I would take it as a personal favor from the Left if they would [verb deleted*] Mudcat Saunders. He’s very unhappy about the upcoming Democratic abandonment of Virginia – to the point where he’s obviously indifferent to the fact that he’s openly cussing to CNN about how stupid both the administration and the national Democratic party is being right now. Usually all of | Read More »
Obama throws Deeds under the bus
The WaPo wipes out whatever little remaining hope that Deeds supporters might have had. The headline and subhead tells you almost all you need to know. Deeds ignored advice, White House says Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss Apparently Obama’s skyrocketing poll numbers would have carried Deeds through, if only he’d spent more time worshipping at the feet of the | Read More »
Creigh Deeds: On Message
Remember this? That was embarrassing. Creigh Deeds needed to find a way to avoid more verbal fumbles. Saying something new revealed a serious weakness for Deeds: he really can’t discuss the substance of an issue without doing fatal damage to his tax-raising campaign. So what’s the solution? Instead of saying anything new, Creigh is just repeating himself: In a gubernatorial debate that covered little new | Read More »
VA military voting rights and one obscure vote by Creigh Deeds
On October 15, 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Williams ruled that Virginia violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act by failing to mail over 2000 absentee military and overseas ballots in time to be counted in the 2008 Federal Election. Judge Williams wrote in his ruling, “The right to vote means a right to cast a ballot that will be counted.” | Read More »
It’s official: DOOM for Deeds.
When the trailing candidate’s campaign starts talking about GOTV as the primary strategy for victory, it’s over. …the question that remains unanswered is whether they can prevail in a campaign in which Virginia’s many independent voters have turned against the national Democratic brand and with a nominee who many in the party privately believe has run a mediocre race. The answer will be revealed on | Read More »
Booby Prize for Creigh Deeds.
He asked for the President; he got the Cubslayer. Gore coming to Va. for Deeds Former Vice President Al Gore will be coming to Virginia on Friday to give a last-minute boost to the Democratic candidate for governor, Creigh Deeds, a party source said. Gore will headline a private fundraiser in McLean at the home of longtime Democratic supporters Al and Claire Dwoskin. But surely | Read More »
Not Since Dathan Campaigned Against Moses Have We Seen A Campaign As Craptacular As Creigh Deeds’
The game is not over, but the clock is running out. And signs are starting to point to what we’ve thought all along.Creigh Deeds is toast in Virginia. Now, the rats are scurrying from the ship.Democratic candidates for Virginia’s House are subtly distancing themselves from Creigh Deeds’ struggling bid for governor as the top of their ticket faces mounting troubles.While not denouncing Deeds or supporting | Read More »
Creigh Deeds Becomes the Baby-Daddy of Failure
“I hope to God you understand this race is winnable.” Vice President Joe Biden at yesterday’s fundraiser for VA gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. Having flogged the nothingburger story of the 20-year-old master’s thesis of VA Attorney General Bob McDonnell to bloody rags, the Washington Post does and abrupt volte face today and blames the lackluster campaign of Democrat candidate Creigh Deeds on flogging Bob McDonnell’s | Read More »
WaPo Poll: McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli all +9
In a shift from their last poll, and in a direction that can only make their editorial board squirm, the Washington Post’s most recent survey finds McDonnell up by nine points on Creigh Deeds: McDonnell leads 53 to 44 percent among likely voters, expanding on the four-point lead he held in mid-September. Deeds’s advantage with female voters has all but disappeared and McDonnell has grown | Read More »
In Which Tim Kaine Sticks a Fork in Creigh Deeds
If true, this may make for some interesting talk at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s next mixer. And even more interesting is that it comes from the chairman of the Waynesboro Democratic committee: The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic circles today that the Democratic National Committee is reportedly holding on to its $5 million financial commitment to | Read More »
DNC preparing to cut Creigh Deeds loose?
(Via The Campaign Spot) Not that they would ever, ever come out and say so – but when the one truly hopeful poll that one’s had in months for a particular campaign reverses itself the next time it’s taken again, well. Let’s just say that a handy excuse would be… handy. The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic | Read More »
Rasmussen: McDonnell 51, Deeds 42
It’s raining polls in Virginia, with the Rasmussen poll the latest to show a substantial McDonnell lead in the gubernatorial sweepstakes: Over the past two weeks, McDonnell’s support has gone up three percentage points while Deeds has lost four points. After closing to essentially a toss-up in mid-September, the race is back to where it was in early September, when the GOP hopeful held a | Read More »