WaPo: Our Endorsement Meaningless, Still Won’t Help Deeds

From the Fix, who I grudgingly respect:

…Sunday, the Post endorsed Deeds over McDonnell — raising the question of whether the endorsement can be deja vu all over again for the Democrat.

The answer? Probably not.
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Could the Post endorsement have some impact on bringing some wayward northern Virginia Democrats (and even some independents) back into the Deeds camp? Sure.
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But, the Post endorsement of Deeds was expected — if the paper’s editorial board had endorsed McDonnell that would have been a big story — and, referring back to our handy-dandy endorsement hierarchy chart, newspaper endorsements rank in the bottom half in terms of influence particularly in general elections.
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Still, Post endorsement/Obama visit or not, this contest is an uphill climb for Deeds. It’s not unwinnable but he needs some sort of game-changer in the final weeks that he hasn’t found just yet.

Glad to see even partisan observers understand the dynamics of this race and Creigh Deeds failure as a candidate. Commentary likes this needs no further explanation. 14 days.