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GOP group launches Deeds ad on public option

Anita Kumar

We knew this was coming.

The Republican Governors Association launched a new ad in Northern Virginia today seizing on what it calls Democrat Creigh Deeds's conflicting statements about whether he would consider opting out of a public health insurance option if Congress extended that possibility to the states.

"Creigh Deeds waffles more than IHOP after church lets out on Sunday," RGA spokesman Mike Schrimpf said. "But unlike their customers, Deeds leaves 'everything on the table.'"

Deeds made the comments at Tuesday night's final debate in Salem. Immediately after the debate, he tried to explain to reporters that he believed the public option might help reduce health care costs and expand coverage, but he is not certain it is the best way to achieve those goals. "It may be one way, it might not be the best way," he said.

Watch the ad here:

By Anita Kumar  |  October 22, 2009; 9:27 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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ehh... nice try, but that's a pretty weak ad.

Still - it'll get people riled up. Makes me wonder why DPVA doesn't cut tv ads of Bob McDonnell at Liberty saying he is flatly opposed to equality to huge cheers.

Posted by: antoniomelias | October 22, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

The gift that keeps on giving!

Deeds seems to have the toughest time articulating a position when he's trying to take both sides. In other words, when he's trying to deceive the people of Virginia.

Posted by: conservativemaverick | October 22, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Mr. Deeds does NOT appeal to the right wing crazies because he likes to think things through, assess the details and do the right thing for the people of Virginia. It’s so different with Bobbie McTaliban. He simply repeats sound bites saying nothing albeit smoothly; so voters will not realize what he has in store for them if elected.

Posted by: Willis3 | October 22, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

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