Deeds is Cooked
I’ve not been blogging about this year’s governor’s race in Virginia, because it has been a bit of a snoozer. After the (minor) dust-up over McDonnell’s thesis, Deeds hasn’t really made much of an affirmative (or even a new negative) case for who should be elected governor. It’s almost like Deeds has been coasting on his lead – except he’s the trailing candidate.
I’m still voting for him. The Virginia GOP flooded my mailbox with tons of attack pieces (and the lone Dem direct mail piece was sent to my sister, who’s not a Dem). And the most McDonnell himself could ever say was “I’ve got a plan for transportation”. Well, that’s about as useful as telling me you’re “pro-health”. Give me details or go away.
Steve Shannon, the Dem candidate for Attorney General, could have been a good candidate to win – if not for the Deeds fade-out.
Otherwise, I live in a precinct that is a bit more liberal than Alexandria is as a whole, which itself is a ton more liberal than Virginia as a whole. So, there’s not really any drama for me. But I’m still going to be watching the polls like everyone else. Especially for NY-23.