The U.S. Post Office was busy making its deliveries to Democrats around the Commonwealth today.
Many NOVA Democrats received a virtual reprint of The Washington Post editorial endorsing Creigh Deeds. If Deeds wins on Tuesday, the conventional wisdom that newspapers have lost power and influence in the internet age will have to be revisited.
Democrats in Bobby Scott’s district received a mailer from Terry McAuliffe in which the Congressman lavishes praise on the Candidate and pictures of the Congressman with the Candidate are prominently displayed. The Congressman, who was quoted by Politico last week saying that he was “staying out of the primary,” has perfected the “non-endorsement endorsement” and illustrated that, in politics, the line between “staying out” and “getting in” may not be as clear as it is in other endeavors.
Brian Moran has apparently been pretty successful in driving Terry McAuliffe’s numbers down. Unfortunately, Creigh Deeds has been the principal beneficiary. Today, the Post Office delivered Moran’s latest missive, an effort by his campaign to work its magic on Deeds. The mailing turns Creigh into the Poster Boy for the NRA, noting that he received the organization’s endorsement for his pro-gun position is his 2005 campaign against Bob McDonnell.
All three candidates have campaigning non-stop for the past three months.
But after 500 miles, it’s coming down to a three-wide, final lap at Talladega in which you know that at least two cars (and maybe all three) are going to crash.
On Wednesday, one pit boss will be brilliant and others will have blown it,
But for now its politics at its wacky, fascinating and unpredictable best.
It’s why we can’t stop watching.
And why I can’t wait to learn what the postman will be delivering to Virginians tomorrow.
With apologies to Tony Lee for stealing his NASCAR analogy