Yeah, we know about the Rasmussen poll, J.R. has a pretty good take on it over at Bearing Drift: New Rasmussen poll shows silver lining, but offers a significant warning
But. c’mon lets talk about the debate:
Audience finds Deeds Debate performance painful:
Deeds, trailing in recent polls, was the more combative of the two. He hit McDonnell several times on the thesis, once drawing groans from an audience of about 500 northern Virginia business leaders.
AP via NVDaily.com
We suspect that it was this post debate interview that the candidate himself found painful.
That seems to be a very Kerryesque admission of “I’m not going to raise taxes, except when I raise taxes.”
But Shaun Kenney thinks we need to take a closer look at the interview:
“I made myself clear, Young Lady!”
Though Deeds tried his best to deflect quesitons as to whether he would raise taxes, reporters continued to pressure him. Deeds was clearly uncomfortable during the Q & A session. As Deeds finally started to lose his cool after a few minutes, it was Free Lance-Star reporter Chelyen Davis who very nearly drew Deeds anger out. You can draw your own conclusions.
Virginia Virtucon: Creigh Deeds Loses His Cool, Turns Into Patronizing Sexist
Virginia Virtucon: Buzzword Leightweight
Deeds Talks Transportation At Fairfax Debate
Finally we turn to The Contemporary Conservative for The Question of the Evening
In the event that Bob McDonnell is elected Governor of Virginia, will the Washington Post give a concession speech?