You are taking what would seem to be a logical position: if a conservative HAS to win an office have him at least be a Democrat conservative so at least its not a Republican. The problem with this is the Dem party is becoming more and more conservative. The only Dem bright spots for Dems in 2004 were conservative Dem victories in Wyoming and Colorado and now tonight (except for the very expected win by true liberal Corzine in NJ) we have a conservative Dem elected in VA (aw shucks folks I'm even more conservative and religious than mah Republican opponent)and the RON measures getting trounced in Ohio and the Governator doing much better than expected with his in CA. The trend is unmistakable... liberalism continues to get trounced. Why don't any of you care???
Only a troll would pretend that a victory by a very, very Conservative Democrat is any kind of win for liberalism. Kaine's a conservative. His stands on the issues are EXACTLY identical to Conservative Republicans except for his waffling issue-straddling on Abortion. And he's very, scarily lukewarm in support of abortion rights. You can tell he really would like to see an end to abortion which he admits is his "personal view".