Mr. Deeds, the Democrat candidate for Governor has not run a very good race according to White House claims. Why? Simple; because Deeds distanced himself from Obama until the 11th hour when he called him in to campaign now that he’s sees no hope of winning. Virginia is a key race because it could foretell the outcome of the 2010 and 2012 elections. Congratulations Mr. Obama. You lost another one. Keep your eyes on Virginia and New Jersey on 11/3.
Deeds ignored advice, White House says.
Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss
Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.
Senior administration officials have expressed frustration with how Democrat R. Creigh Deeds has handled his campaign for governor, refusing early offers of strategic advice and failing to reach out to several key constituencies that helped Obama win Virginia in 2008, they say.
Democratic strategists said that over the summer, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) offered Deeds advice on winning a statewide election. Among other things, Kaine, who is also chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told Deeds that he should lay out more of his own vision and stop attacking Republican Robert F. McDonnell so ferociously. But Deeds did not embrace the advice, according to a national Democratic strategist.
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