Former Attorney General Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell, a calm, hard-line conservative Republican from Virginia Beach, clobbered his earnest but vaguely moderate Democratic opponent from Bath County, state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, by 18 percentage points.Click here to read the entire piece.
After a bit of the dust has settled, I'm sure I'll have more to say about the way this year's voting went. In the meantime, we should gird ourselves to hear a thousand chattering Republicans say what happened in Virgina and New Jersey was mostly a referendum on Obama and congressional Democrats, in general. And, a thousand disappointed Democrats will say it wasn't, that the results were mostly based on issues and candidates in the two states.
With the damn Yankees poised to win the World Series and the way it's been going for the Redskins this season, watching the Democrats crash and burn yesterday wasn't fun.
Click here to see the SBE's election map, showing which counties and cities went which way in the gubernatorial contest.
Click here to read an insider's morning-after analysis by Lowell Feld at Blue Virginia.
Click here to read the post and comments at Church Hill People's News.
Click here to read "It's Not 2008 Anymore," analysis at the Washington Post.