However, the trend that’s probably more worrisome to Deeds and his strategists is the lack of momentum that Gov. Tim Kaine is supplying. When Kaine defeated Jerry Kilgore in 2005, he had then-Gov. Mark Warner’s high approval ratings putting wind in his sails. But in his last year as governor Kaine is hardly enjoying the same sort of popularity.Click here to read the entire piece.
Hard times, or not, Kaine has been less persuasive with the General Assembly than was his predecessor. As the commonwealth’s chief executive, Kaine hasn’t earned the reputation of a problem-solving, can-do guy that Warner did.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Deeds, McDonnell and Dog Days Polls
A new piece of mine, "Deeds, McDonnell and Dog Days Polls," is up at Richmond.com. Obviously it's about Virginia's gubernatorial race.