Alas poor Creigh, I knew him…

21 Sep

Brush up your Shakespeare.

In a bizarre, but not totally suprising move, last Friday the Deeds campaign announced that they no longer wanted to depate Bob McDonnell tomorrow night, but would prefer to appear “alone.”  No doubt it was in response to Deeds’ dismal debate performance last week in Fairfax [Virginia Virtucon: Today’s WashPo is brutal on Deeds after Fairfax Debate] and the equally disastrous follow up interview [Bearing Drift: Deeds’ Debate Day Debacle ]

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However, late Friday the Deeds campaign officially requested that this format be changed. The Deeds campaign requested that each candidate now appear separately, and not be on stage at the same time as the other.

Deeds calls one man on stage a “debate”? Isn’t that an “interview”?

Now Democrat Creigh Deeds, at the eleventh hour, has decided he wants to be on stage alone for the Tuesday “debate” with Republican Bob McDonnell.

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So, one would think the Democrats would prefer to use upcoming debates with their opponents to highlight their resonating messages and build on their momentum.  Instead, they’re suddenly creating excuses to avoid the debates entirely…

We just don’t get it.  But then, we rarely “get” Democrats.

But what is it that Deeds wants to say that he’s afraid to say in front of Bob McDonnell?  We think perhaps that he’s been practicing his Shakespeare (perhaps for a post-election loss gig) and that he wants to try it out on his audience.  You know perhaps like:

Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Let me play the lion, too.
I will roar that I will do
any man’s heart good to hear me.

I will roar that
I will make the duke say,
”Let him roar again.
Let him roar again!”

Or perhaps it’s Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)

Out, damned (post-debate TV) spot! out, I say!

Maybe from Julius Caesar?

I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts:
I am no orator, as Bob McDonnell is;

Yet more likely it is a tale “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (Macbeth)


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