Wilder examines Deeds's failures
More than a month after the election, former governor Doug Wilder tells us why he thinks fellow Democrat Cregh Deeds lost to Republican Bob McDonnell in the governor's race.
In an op-ed for the Richmond Times Dispatch, Wilder talks about how Deeds not only failed to connect with his party's base but the "overall root base of Virginia voters of all persuasions."
As you will recall, the nation's first elected black governor, refused to back Deeds despite pressure from President Obama and Gov. Tim Kaine.
"I am not saying my refusal to endorse Deeds was the cause of his defeat,'' he wrote. "What I am saying is that I seem to have shared the inclination of the vast majority of Virginia's electorate relative to Deeds -- and that was reflected at the polls."
If you are still looking for election post-mortems read the full op-ed here.
December 6, 2009; 8:24 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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