Submitted By Todd on October 7th at 4:51am
the Democrats in Washington!
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Creigh Deeds said in an interview that he was lagging in the polls entering the final weeks of the campaign in part because of voter concerns over his national party’s agenda.It was just a few months ago that the media declared that the GOP was a party whose time had passed. The silliness of that storyline could be shown in weeks.
As one of two off-year governor’s races — the other is New Jersey — that are being closely watched for signals about the 2010 midterm election landscape, the factors behind Deeds’s struggles to date are being studied closely in both parties. If the ambitious agenda being pushed by President Barack Obama is what’s dragging down the Deeds campaign — rather than the candidate’s own deficiencies, as some top Democrats believe — then the Virginia race could be a troubling harbinger for the national party.One can only hope.