Deeds scares me.
A mere 150-plus voters switching their preference from Bob McDonnell to Creigh Deeds in 2005 and we’d be talking about Attorney General Deeds and Del. Bob McDonnell. In fact, McDonnell would probably just be running for attorney general again…if he could have even won the nomination this year.
Oh…how quickly Democrats forget.
But this is what “special interests” gets you in a party that is most prone to union-influence and the cult of personality.
Instead of remembering just how close Deeds came, Democrats are more than happy to go careening off the cliff next Tuesday.
Their most likely candidate show’s just how prone to “star power” they are.
They have completely fallen for Terry McAuliffe’s ability to raise buckets of money and his slick campaigning shtick, regardless of the fact that he hasn’t governed or legislated a thing in his life.
McAuliffe’s big policy initiative is chicken shit.
Seriously…he wants to convert chicken waste into an energy source. (By the way, I think it’s a good idea, but it’s not one I would base my vote on).
McAuliffe also would have the taxpayer stroke him a check and he’ll go spend it.
Yep…he wants the executive branch to have more dollars so that he can use that money to attract more business investment in the commonwealth. It’s the whole “spend money to make money” concept. It might work, but only Terry can turn $180k into millions, right?
But if it’s not personality, Democrats snuggle-up to the left-wing special interest groups that would rather knee-cap commonsense principles; for these moonbats, their champion is Brian Moran.
With Moran’s environmental policies, there probably will be regulations eventually imposed in his administration on how much a person can breathe or fart…after all, you’re spewing noxious CO2 and methane into our precious atmosphere.
His policies are litany of restrictions – no coal, no oil, no nuclear. What are we going to use to move our economy? If Moran were elected, our economy literally will be in the Stone Age!
But I will give Moran credit…at least he knows that US-58 runs by the Great Dismal Swamp. The bottom-line for him is that the former House Caucus chair has been here and worked the trenches…so, it’s funny to see how quickly those who claim to be loyal are betraying him for the cult-of-personality. In many ways, I feel bad for Brian.
But not that bad: sympathy only goes so far with his environmental and economic extremism.
But back to Deeds.
The guy is prudent.
He has over a half-million cash on hand. He’s rising in the polls. He nearly defeated McDonnell. He’s been endorsed by the Washington Post. And he’s pragmatic.
Let’s face it, Deeds tack to the left for this campaign just isn’t washing with the base because they know he isn’t…they know this is the same candidate who received the NRA endorsement over McDonnell last go around and understands that coal has to be part of the energy solution.
But it’s a shame Democrats do feel this way because if, God forbid, McDonnell isn’t elected this November 3, Virginia could survive with Creigh Deeds as governor.
But Democrats aren’t practical…so I’m glad the above won’t happen.
Therefore, I’m looking forward to the campaign against one of the two M’s! At least I know I’ll have material for the next five months!