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Dirtying Deeds

A candidate knows he/she is in trouble when their own party begins spending more time explaining away their expected loss than helping them get elected.

The Democrats are doing exactly that with Creigh Deeds.

From the Washington Post:

Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.

Ah, well of course! This explains everything. If only Deeds had enlisted the guidance of the all-powerful Oz-bama. Foolish Deeds.

Also:

A loss for Deeds in Virginia -- which for the first time in decades supported the Democratic presidential candidate in last year's race -- would likely be interpreted as a sign that Obama's popularity is weakening in critical areas of the country. But Obama could be insulated from that narrative if Deeds were to blame, particularly in a state that has a three-decade pattern of backing candidates from the party out of power in the White House.

Although Deeds often praises the president on the campaign trail, he has distanced himself from Obama and Democratic policy priorities at times. At a debate in September, he declined the opportunity to label himself an "Obama Democrat."

Yep, serious blunder on Deeds part. I can't imagine why he'd distance himself from this:

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Comments (3)

The last time McDonnell and... (Below threshold)
Lysander:

The last time McDonnell and Deeds met in a head-to-head election (for McDonnell's present job) Deeds lost by only ~300 votes. He ran that election as a centrist/conservative Democrat. He won the primary in this race by being more centrist than either Brian Moran or Terry McAuliff, but then promptly broke for the left field once the primary was over. If you don't see a compare/contrast of the November results with the last election - it's because Deeds DID run to the left wing (hard!) and the MSM does not want that little tidbit to see the light of day.

Richard is just another pol... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Richard is just another political hack. He posts the one poll that shows Obama with a negative approval rating. The Rasmussen poll is out of step with every other major poll that measure Obama's approval rating.

Richard, why don't you try writing an honest article without the distortions?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

Tina S from Wonderland, are... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Tina S from Wonderland, are you kidding me? Are you talking about those polls from the msm that take 3 to 1 Democrats? Lol.....you Democrats are so blind right now that you can even see the Sun if it was right in your faces.......I have a lot of Democrat friends that regret voting for this AMAZING CHANGE !!!




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