We are truly lucky in Virginia this year. Both gubernatorial candidates are Conservatives. While Republican Bob McDonnell represents the true conservative Republican values, and is most definitely the best choice, Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds might just qualify as Republican-Lite.
Deeds often plays the “me too” game with Bob McDonnell where Bob comes out with a sold plan or idea, then Creigh chimes in and claims the same beliefs, or plan, or whatever the occasion. It is a truly refreshing change from the partisan rancor of past elections in Virginia.
This contest has the look and feel of a Republican primary.
Deeds seems to be running the same type of campaign that John McCain ran against Barack Obama. Many of us called McCain Democrat-Lite. I have often remarked that McCain should just move on over to the dark side.
I am not quite sure what it is with Creigh Deeds that has him following Bob McDonnell’s every step like a puppy. Is it a man crush?
The hard core Democrats in Virginia must really be beside themselves with the watered down Deeds campaign. Pro gun, English as the official language, the Marriage Amendment, and Deeds has even voted to restrict abortions. Creigh voted for the so-called “Partial Birth Abortion” bill, HB 1154, in 1998 [patron Roger McClure] and he voted for the parental notification bill, HB 2899, in 1997 [patron Robert G. Marshall].
Hardly a candidate the left can get excited about. If only left wing extremist Terry McAuliffe had won the primary, the dwindling numbers of Obama supporters would be jumping up and down. No matter what happens in the election, “Progressives” have lost Virginia.