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Senator Deeds: Gentleman from Bath

The Washington Post published a rather disturbing article yesterday on Senator Creigh Deeds, the Democratic Candidate for Governor last year.

While this blog supported Bob McDonnell in that race, during the process, I came away from the race with a lot of respect for Senator Deeds.

It seems many in the Democratic Party want to place the “blame” for last November’s loss totally on the Senator’s shoulders.

That is simply wrong.

Those accusers are blind to the fact that the 2009 Virginia elections were a referendum on not only Barack Obama, but the Progressives in Washington. And those that blame Deeds after Democratic losses in New Jersey and Massachusetts are obviously unable to see. Probably because their heads are so far up their own keesters.

It was hard for Deeds to look pretty with a 900 pound sack of Washington D.C. ugly around his neck.

And let’s also give Tim Kaine some of the credit, or blame as the case may be.

And while Bob McDonnell ran a splendid race, Creigh Deeds played the hand he was dealt.

I may disagree with Deeds on politics, but I believe he is truly a “Gentleman from Bath” in the traditional sense of a gentleman from years gone by. Back when the divide between Democrats was but a small obstical, easily stepped across and forgotten at day’s end.

One of the last remaining Democrats of old.

Not the petty, sniping velociraptor Democrats of today, blaming everyone but themselves and unable to see how their misguided views are destroying the country.

The article mentioned the Senator’s troubles at home, his snub from people that were supposed to be his friends, and the blame and accusations for his significant margin of loss in the last election.

I truly believe that Deeds received far more votes in 2009 than any of his primary opponents would have against McDonnell. Or any other Democrat would have for that matter. Voters are moving away from radical left wing politics, and Deeds is a far more centrist candidate than either of his primary opponents.

Perhaps Deeds should have run for Governor in 2005. Virginia would not be in as bad of a financial mess if Deeds were Governor instead of Kaine, I am sure.

My heart and prayers truly go out to Creigh Deeds. And I pray that he is given the strength rise above these troubled times in his life.

Politics is politics, but there are few remaining Democrats worthy of respect.

Creigh Deeds tops my list.

And to quote the ancient Vulcan philosopher Spock, “Live long and prosper, Senator.”

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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