Monday, June 8, 2009

Creigh Deeds For Governor

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to endorse the candidate who is best equipped to govern in 2010 and take on the Republican machine that is waiting to reclaim the Governor's Mansion. Creigh Deed is more than qualified to be the Governor of Virginia with his leadership of the Democratic Caucus in the General Assembly to his tenure as a State Senator. He has quite the following in the rural parts of Virginia similar to the base that Senator Warner was able to build with his 2001 Gubernatorial Campaign. His work on several bills like Megan's Law and his interest in under the radar issues like redistricting reform cast Deeds as an unconventional candidate. With nearly 18 years of experience in the legislature, Deeds is a work horse who will use his experience in lawmaking to bring about the change Virginia needs.

While I respect Terry McAuliffe and his political expertise, I feel that McAuliffe has a lack of experience and his prior exposure to the media can prove to be his downfall in a general election campaign. One moment where Terry was downing liquor on Morning Joe following the South Dakota Primary brings back some interesting memories of McAuliffe. Brian Moran would also make a fine Governor, but I just don't feel that he has the wide appeal across the state that Deeds possesses. His popularity seems to be confined to his Northern Virginia base. Moran also does not possess the wide array of experience that Deed's has. Both Moran and McAuliffe possess a knack for public speaking and can sell themselves very well. While Moran and McAuliffe are show ponies, Deeds is the work horse that Virginia needs.

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