Creigh Deeds won the Democrat nomination for governor ... the state senator from Bath County who is seen by many as moderate when it comes to Democrats.
Problem is ... he is no moderate. DJ explains why Creigh Deeds is actually Virginia's version of Jimmy Carter.
DJ points out that the Washington Post endorsed Deeds which was a death knell for Brian Moran and Terry McAuliffe ... but why did the Washington Post endorse the gentleman from rural southwestern Virginia? DJ concluded:
In other words, Creigh Deeds won the WaPo endorsement, and the momentum it generated, and the nomination the momentum garnered, because he was the biggest tax-and-spend lefty in the field.In his own words, Sen. Deeds called himself "progressive" ... the catch-word of MoveOn.org, George Soros, and the Hollywood left ... in other words, liberal. He also declared in February that he would not sign a no-tax pledge.
Pay attention, Tea Party attendees. After standing up against more taxes, the last person you need in Richmond is Creigh Deeds who wanted to raise the gas tax last year, and has voted for a boat-load of other tax hikes that will be blogged about in the weeks to come. The race is on and now is the time to let others know the reasons we need Bob McDonnell in the Governor's Mansion.
It is time for Republicans to join together against the real opponent ... the Democrats. Let the race begin.