Southern Half of the Comeback TrailWhat is with these Democrats that they can't come up with principled positions and stick to them?
Sources close to McDonnell assess Deeds as, ultimately, an increasingly liberal Democrat who does not come from a population center ...
... Deeds is not the same candidate as when he ran that 2005 race, having shifted considerably on some key issues that differentiate a “centrist” or “conservative” Democrat from more liberal ones. In 2006, Virginia considered an amendment to the state constitution that defined marriage as solely between one man and one woman and banned recognition of any legal status “approximat[ing] the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage.” The amendment was ratified by 57 percent of the voters, and Deeds supported it. As a gubernatorial candidate in a Democratic primary, Deeds now says that vote was “a mistake.”
As a legislator, Creigh Deeds received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association; in fact, in 2005, the NRA endorsed Deeds over McDonnell in their race for state attorney general. Now Deeds is pledging to close “the gun show loophole,” saying the Virginia Tech shootings changed his mind ...
As a state legislator, Deeds voted for a partial-birth-abortion ban earlier in his career; he now opposes it. [link] [my emphasis]
Virginians want to know more about Creigh Deeds, but based upon the above, can anything this guy says from now to the election be believed?
The answer is no.