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  •  To be clear, I'm not endorsing Deeds (0+ / 0-)

    specifically. But I do he would be stronger than McAuliffe.

    Mainly, I'm disappointed a stronger candidate didnt get into the gov race, like state senators Ralph Northam(running for Lt. gov) or Mark Herring(running for AG).

    •  No he wouldn't (2+ / 0-)
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      JBraden, MichaelNY

      I'm not sure you appreciate how awful the Deeds campaign was.

      Fact of the matter is, he has little appeal for Northern Virginia which is political death for any aspiring statewide Dem. McAuliffe, for all his faults, will at the very least be able to go toe to toe with Cuccinelli's more than likely well funded operation.

      If McAuliffe can effectively present himself as a solid choice while pointing out that Cuccinelli is a nut and Bolling has been an empty suit as LG then we break a historical trend.

      But no, we're not going back to the Deeds well. I still remember the horror stories friends on the campaign told me of mismanagement, disorganization, and visceral anger they faced over Deeds's over-reliance on negative ads at the end.

      •  this response ignores the fact (6+ / 0-)

        that the result of the election is preordained.

        After 1973, everyone in the state of Virginia got together and decided that regardless of their personal political opinions, they had to vote for the party that had lost the previous year's presidential election. Or else.

        therefore, Republicans will win no matter what.

        Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

        by sapelcovits on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:43:44 PM PST

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