Neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe can win. And yet one of them must.

When a candidate is described as “divisive,” generally it’s intended to mean that while his own party loves him, the other party can’t stand him. In what’s shaping up to be a race between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli for the Virginia governorship, there are two wildly divisive candidates who are perhaps more divisive within […]

Election stats.

VPAP is doing some fun stuff with election data now, particularly this map of winners by municipality. This state is just a sea of Creigh Deeds, from north to south, east to west, with only four islands of McAuliffe and four islands of Moran. Democrats have a nominee with a tremendous geographic base of support. […]

5 things Terry McAuliffe plans to buy with his millions of dollars in the last 24 hours of the primary.

One marching bands, 2,500 McAuliffe fortune cookies, 39 dinner tables, 1,000 McAuliffe signs, 300 glow sticks, and two after-dinner parties for each and every precinct in Virginia Credibility 1.56% of the electorate Creigh Deeds Your love and affirmation, please, he’s begging you

SUSA: Deeds is crushing McAuliffe and Moran.

SUSA has Sen. Deeds up by basically the same margins as yesterday’s PPP poll, confirming their results. SUSA gives him 42%, McAuliffe a distant second at 30%, and poor Brian Moran with half of Deeds’ support, at 21%. At this point, Creigh Deeds would have to kill, skin, gut, cook, and eat a live puppy […]

Suffolk U. poll is a love letter to Deeds from VA Democrats.

Suffolk University’s new poll is like a big, wet kiss on Creigh Deeds’ cheek. He’s 7% ahead of Brian Moran and Terry McAuliffe (who are tied at 20%), but the real action comes in the questions about who has the most experience, who can deal with transportation problems, who has the best leadership skills, etc. […]

Burning my nonexistent Terry McAuliffe bridge.

Here’s the thing about Terry McAuliffe: I don’t like him. At all. Whether the man were a Democrat or a Republican I wouldn’t like him. I don’t trust him. I don’t believe that his motives are good. I think that he’s the opposite of what the Democratic Party needs, and I think he’s wrong for […]

McAuliffe asks us to “think of the children.”

The AP’s Bob Lewis inquired as to how much that Terry McAuliffe is worth, in light of his Global Crossing investment. McAuliffe’s response is a strange one: McAuliffe won’t disclose his net worth, citing concern for his children I don’t even know what that means. Is he seriously claiming that, if people knew precisely how […]

The Washington Post has endorsed Creigh Deeds for governor!

I’m stunned and very impressed: The Washington Post has endorsed Creigh Deeds for governor. In a long, detailed editorial running in tomorrow’s issue, they spell out why “Mr. Deeds may not be the obvious choice in the June 9 primary, but he’s the right one.” He’s “politically astute,” “in a unique position to persuade rural […]

SUSA numbers show why McAuliffe would be such a poor nominee.

The latest SUSA poll in the governor’s race is bad, bad news for Democrats. It’s the realization of my fear about how we Democrats—by way of Terry McAuliffe—could screw up a sure thing. By way of background, I wrote in December of 2007 that urban Democrats’ power is in danger of outstripping their pragmatism: As […]