The Richmond Times-Dispatch
had an interesting interview with Creigh Deeds
, who lost the 2009 Governor's race to Bob McDonnell.
The interview merely displayed that Deeds
is still taking the loss pretty hard.
In the weeks after the election, Deeds
, 52, hasn't spent a night outside his
home in rural Bath County.
Public appearances have been rare - a couple of visits to Charlottesville, a Christmas shopping trip to Roanoke, a drive to attend a funeral.
has set to work rebuilding the life he
left behind when he
became a candidate - resurrecting a dormant law practice, repairing fences on the family farm, getting a cranky stove to provide warmth on a winter's day in the Allegheny Mountains.
"The toll on my family . . . there are things I'll never get back and that hurts a whole lot," he
"A lot of personal stuff that I'm just not going to go into.
"Going forward, I've got a responsibility to represent people in the state Senate and rebuild a life that I had, that I have left," he
"There's still a lot of figuring out to do.
I've got to get back to basics.
Also, in the interview, Deeds
did not mention whether or not he
was running for re-election in 2011 for the state senate seat he
Hopefully, this will not intervene with his
ability to serve the people of Charlottesville and Bath County.
Tags: 2009 Election, Creigh Deeds, Governor, Richmond Times-Dispatch
"The Fixie" was awarded to the best campaign of 2009 to Bob McDonnell and the worst campaign to Creigh Deeds
was called out on his
campaign strategy, which relied on his
focus of targeting rural voters, rather than the core constituencies of the Commonwealth (namely Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia) and for talking about his
opponent's thesis from grad school instead of focusing on why he
should have been elected.
Tags: 2009 Election, Bob McDonnell, Creigh Deeds, Governor, Virginia