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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.”  


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