Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kaine Explains Why Deeds Lost

In an interview with the Washington Post Governor Tim Kaine claims that Deeds lost because he failed to enthusiastically embrace Obama, and therefore failed to energize the Democrat base vote. Kaine who is currently the Chairman of the DNC told the Washington Post:
"After the [June] primary was done, his advisers basically said, distance yourself from the president. We think we have our base locked down, we've got to win independents. And we're going to win by being negative about McDonnell," Kaine said. "That was the basic strategy they pursued, despite some significant urging to the contrary."

Perhaps Kaine genuinely believes that Deeds needed to run as an Obama Democrat, but lets face it, as the head of the DNC, Kaine has to say that.

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