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Creigh Deeds vs. Bob McDonnell

By Jodi Westrick  |  October 15, 2009; 12:09 AM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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deeds has lied so much with his ads and having mark warner lie for him didn't help either person...

Posted by: DwightCollins | October 15, 2009 8:13 AM

Screw MacDonald! Another miserable cheating, lying, racist jackasz.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | October 15, 2009 9:05 AM

Neither candidate is being straight with voters, but Deeds seems to me to be the lesser of evils. McDonnell's plan to fix roads is bogus. Selling the ABC stores will not raise enough money to do the task and will be a net loser for the state revenues. Always distrust any pol who says he will give you more services without raising taxes. Jim Gilmore claimed he would do away with the car tax, yet seven years after he left office, we're still getting those car tax bills. There is no free lunch.

Posted by: kguy1 | October 15, 2009 9:33 AM

That's really funny. A Republican accusing a Democrat of lying and using scare tactics during a political race.

Next the Republican "Birthers" will be saying Creigh Deeds wasn't really born in America.

Or that Republican "Pee-Party" advocates expect that Death Panels want to kill Bob McDonnel's puppy.

So, if McDonnel has changed his mind about working women in the last twenty years, what ideas does he have now that will change twenty years from now? Why won't he answer this question?

Why won't he ask Sarah Palin to stump for him in Virginia, if he agrees so completely with her thoughts and opinions on most social issues?

"Virginia needs Good Deeds, not empty words"

Posted by: LeeH1 | October 15, 2009 10:32 AM

Who do you think is leading? How about, Who is leading? or Who do want to win?

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 15, 2009 10:55 AM

As a Marylander I can only sympathize with what Virginians are going through. We had a weak democrat (Townsend) running against Erlich who won, then came in and created a death panel to fire state employees who were not pure in conservative thought. After Reading McDonnel's "thesis" I would be a very worried about a purge of employees and him applying republican initiatives to deregulate everything and unleash the greedy on y'all.

Good luck Virginia. Hopefully if you look at Maryland's experience you'll think twice about voting for a true believer in conservative thought masquerading as a nice guy who loves puppies.

And on the point McDonnell makes that his thesis says working women are "detrimental to the family" yet his daughters are working women so he no longer thinks that way, remember that republicans consistently apply their ideology to everyone except their friends and family.

Posted by: Fate1 | October 15, 2009 11:03 AM

This is an incredibly stupid poll.

Shouldn't you be asking who do you think will win the election? Or, who do you want to win the election? As it is, the question you are asking is "who do you think is ahead in the polls," the answer to which is useless. The responder can either check the polls and respond based on what the polls say, in which case your question uncovers no new information, or not check the polls and guess, in which case the response is meaningless.

Posted by: tomguy1 | October 15, 2009 11:56 AM

I agree with previous commenters that this is a ridiculous poll question. Anyone who has followed local news, however briefly, over the past few days would know the answer to this question. Useless.

Posted by: emacco | October 15, 2009 12:54 PM

Please, are all Virginians backwater?

If they vote for McDonnell "backwater"
status will be confirmed

Posted by: Sirius2 | October 15, 2009 1:40 PM

WaPo -- You just can't bring yourself to run a decent poll, because your preferred pol isn't leading. Although you have spent considerable sums and a lot of ink to derail Bob McDonnell it's all for naught and that must rankle. I look forward to your fair and unbiased coverage of a Bob McDonnell-run state. Yeah, right.

Posted by: dknight12345 | October 15, 2009 1:55 PM

And thusly, the Old Dominion descdended back into the 19th Century... alas, the progress was nice, but temporary.

Congratulations to new Viginina Governor,
Pat Robertson

Posted by: free-donny | October 15, 2009 2:59 PM

"Who do you think is leading"??

Obviously McDonnell is leading. The question should be, "Who do you think should win?"

Posted by: familynet | October 15, 2009 3:03 PM

Stupid poll. More like "Which of you actually watch the news and believe it vs which of you would rather engage in positive delusional thinking?"

I personally want Deeds to win but I don't think it's gonna happen.

Posted by: kevnet | October 15, 2009 9:47 PM

Who do you think is leading? How about, Who is leading?

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 15, 2009 10:55 AM


That's a good one. For the former I'd say McDonnell; for the later I'd say Deeds.

Ah, the subtleties of how a question is asked. :o)

Posted by: James10 | October 15, 2009 10:18 PM

McDonnell is such a liar. He stated the gas tax rise of 10 cent would add a thousand dollars to the bill for families- Patenetly untrue.

McDonnell stated adding 10 cents to the gas tax would cost families 1000 dollars more a year.

The state tax at 17,5 cents equals $3.50 per 20 gallon fill up.

If you buy 20 gallons a week for 52 weeks, that equals $182 dollars a year.

If you double the gas tax, (instead of just adding 10 cents) to 35 cents per gallon, then you pay $7.00 per 20 gallon fill-up.

If you fill up your car once a week for 52 weeks (1 year) you would pay
a grand total of $364 dollars a year in transportation gasoline taxes.

McDonnell favors Tolls.

If you go through a $2.00 toll 5 days a week, that's $10.00 a week, at 52 weeks in a year, that's $520 dollars a year, plus the current gasoline tax of 182.00 per year, for a total of $692 dollars a year.

If you go through Multiple tolls per day (like I do) then the expense is even higher. Some toll facilities do offer commuter passes at a reduced rate, but it would still be higher than doubling the gas tax.

And $364.00 is a lot less than the one thousand dollars McDonnell is claiming doubling the Gas tax would cost. That adds only $182 additional to each cars weekly 20 gallon fill up, not a thousand dollars.

Posted by: maxtor0 | October 15, 2009 11:46 PM

Regarding Micky-D "Virginia taxpayers can have the government services for free" No gas tax!:

His thesis attitude is alive and Kicking:

McDonnell reminds me of the fellow who always says "I can't be a racist, I have black friends." and then spends the afternoon telling Jokes about blacks, and has a noose hanging in his garage.

From the Daily Press newspaper:,0,5052370.story


Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell said Tuesday he would not renew an executive order by Virginia's last two governors that banned discrimination based on sexual orientation for state job applicants...

....McDonnell said he didn't discriminate against gays when he hired people to work in the attorney general's office.

"I know for a fact" that gay people worked there from 2006 until this year, he said, and "They did a great job. All I cared about" was whether they met his requirement for getting results for Virginia, he said.

Posted by: maxtor0 | October 15, 2009 11:53 PM

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