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Doug Wilder: “I don’t regret” Not Endorsing Creigh Deeds


This is truly pitiful.

Campbell Brown: Governor, I’ve got to ask you, you did refuse to endorse the Democrat who ran against Bob McDonnell last year, do you regret that…?

Doug Wilder: No…I don’t regret that at all, I think that the Bob McDonnell that spoke at the inaugural when he was sworn in is the Bob McDonnell that’s speaking to amend the proclamation that he issued. He’s recognized the mistake. He’s not the Bob McDonnell that was a part of that thesis that Creigh Deeds focused upon.  No, the candidate for the Democrats, in my judgment, did not represent the values that I think most Virginians believed in, and I think that this hiccup, as far as the McDonnell administration, is something that could be and should be cured, I hope that it is.

As much as I’m not a huge Creigh Deeds fan, this is pathetic. Doug Wilder seriously doesn’t regret his failure, when it really mattered, to endorse the Democratic candidate – as flawed as that candidate most certainly was, by pretty much all accounts – over Pat Robertson/George W. Bush disciple Bob McDonnell?  So, what part of McDonnell’s policies does Wilder like, the anti-gay part, the anti-environment part, the slash-education part, the theocratic part, or the corporate welfare part?

P.S. In sharp contrast, State Sen. Henry Marsh said that “this is a pattern of this governor…He says the wrong thing, he sends a signal to his base and then he makes an apology.”  

  • At least McDonnell can admit when he makes a mistake.  Wilder can’t.

  • KathyinBlacksburg

    Gretchen makes a good point too.  Would that Wilder could admit he was wrong.  

  • totallynext

    And VA Governor and Lt. Governor has hit the National news circuit for the freakin stupidness like 10 times.

    Really – you think that Bob McDonnell is not savvy enough to freakin no it would cause a shit storm.  

    But as someone said on Dailykos – This was his Macca moment for any national stage.  

  • leedynamo

    Doug Wilder did not make a mistake because he is what he is:  a selfish person.  To think, this guy was our Governor.

    That said, what was going to save Creigh Deeds?

    If we want to continue talking about ’09, lets make sure that nobody gets away with trying to blame the voters for the Democratic Party’s failure to effectively represent the public interest of Virginians.

  • Jim Webb Dem

    All about himself … always been about himself and generally a loss canon. At least this gives him something to talk about instead of the failed “Slavery Museum” he mismanaged. Maybe he could turned that fiasco over to buddy Bob McDonnell.

    Then Bob could go look for money and donors from the African American community.