Saturday, October 24, 2009

So THAT'S What The Undercarraige Of A Bus looks Like...

Just in time for Mr. Deeds see the wheels fall off.

Here's a bit of the article from the American Thinker; (Emphasis mine)

Mr. Deeds goes under the bus
Ralph Alter

Oh, the wheels on the Obama Bus go round and round, this time running over Virginia Democrat candidate for governer, Creigh Deeds. Long before Election Day, the frontrunners in the White House are already teaming with national party leaders to absolve the foundering President of responsibility for the debacle they anticipate in November.

Rosalind S. Helderman and Anne E. Kornblut report in the Washington Post:

"A senior administration official said Deeds badly erred on several fronts, including not doing a better job of coordinating with the White House. "I understood in the beginning why there was some reluctance to run all around the state with Barack Obama," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak candidly about the race. "You don't do that in Virginia. But when you consider the African American turnout that they need, and then when you consider as well they've got a huge problem with surge voters, younger voters, we were just a natural for them."
A second administration official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Obama, Kaine and others had drawn a road map to victory in Virginia. Deeds chose another path."

The averages from leading national polling organizations have Deeds trailing Republican candidate McDonnell by double digits.

Obama staffers are clearly attempting to avoid any association with what looks like a losing cause. Apparently the Obama "magic" is lost on the voters of Virginia, just as it was lost on former Governor Doug Wilder, the first African-American elected to statewide office there. Despite being plied by Obama political director Patrick Gaspard and Obama himself, Wilder chose to remain on the sidelines in this race.

We have seen this all before with Obama. Once you are no longer useful, you're on your own, pal. That's a change you can believe in.


Blogger Old Bob said...

Veeeery interesting . . .

There is a radio station here in Mpls-St Paul that calls itself "The Station for the Obama Generation." Hero-worship, anyone? Personality cult, anyone? Good communist and Nazi technique, get 'em young. Also -- a saying we postwar kids attributed to the NKVD or MVD was "You have outlived your usefulness, Comrade." Of course in those days it meant a death sentence. I remember how some Soviet watchers were surprised that when Khrushchev fell from power, he was allowed to go on living . . . .

7:43 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I was recently at an event in Fairfax, VA-- not too far from DC, and among other things, the city which houses fairly liberal George Mason University. In fact, the whole city tends to trend liberal.

Both McDonnell and Deeds had campaign booths there. I saw a lot more people walking around with McDonnell yard signs than Deeds ones-- one friend estimated the ratio as about 8:1 in favor of McDonnell.

I plan to vote for McDonnell just to make sure that our state keeps as many as possible of the states' rights dictated by the Constitution.

8:37 AM  
Blogger kimberley said...

Last week my hard core Democrat boss said that she's going to have to vote for McDonnell becuase Deeds just isn't ready. This woman would vote for a yellow dog if it was the Democrat nominee so this admission was huge.

7:48 PM  

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