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Matthews Plays Hardball with McDonnell

Rosalind Helderman

It looks like the national media is still learning about Virginia's race for governor.

On Chris Matthews's show "Hardball" this evening, Matthews began an almost 8-minute-long segment on the impact of Bob McDonnell's 1989 thesis on the governor's race by telling us he was hoping to be joined by Mo Elleithee, spokesman for the Democrat in the race, Creigh Davis. (Per Elleithee's twitter feed, technical difficulties kept him off the air.)

Watch the whole clip after the jump.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 2, 2009; 12:04 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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McDonnell has the better job experiences, training and leadership skills to be Governor, having worked as a leader and manager in government, business, and the military. Deeds is a career senator/legislator who has never been individually responsible for managing any large staff or organization or budget. Deeds' whole career has been spent as 1 of 40 state senators or as 1 of 100 state delegates. McDonnell’s plans for job creation, education, energy, and transportation are clear, concise, realistic, and backed up with achievable performance metrics. Deeds’ plans are vague, skimpy and amateurish. McDonnell has by far the better temperament and public speaking skills as he demonstrated in the first debate and under the pressure of a press onslaught this past week.

Posted by: VirginianforFreedom | September 2, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I agree. Bob McDonnell has a clear plan for Virginia and I think the economy will bounce back under his leadership.

The very fact that Creigh Deeds had to try to dig dirt on his opponent when he realized how far behind he was shows that he lacks leadership skill and a concrete plan for the Commonwealth.

Posted by: FreedomFirst2 | September 2, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

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