If it's a race, it's between Deeds (who has the momentum) and McAuliffe (who has boatloads of money). Moran has fallen back behind both of them, and has no significant support outside outside of the 8th CD.
I'm a Deeds supporter who was considering voting for Moran in the primary because I can't stand the idea of McAuliffe being the nominee, but his slash-and-burn primary campaign has turned me off entirely. I'm voting for Deeds, I don't care if he comes in a distant third, at least I can feel good about voting for him rather than against someone else.
Yeah, not that anyone seems to care, but Tim Kaine was the biggest force behind the Democratic takeover of the Virginia Senate in 2007. And that's what the DNC is about, right? Party-building, not ideological puritanism? Nobody seemed to care that Howard Dean was a moderate, but then, he was a darling of the netroots, so I guess he gets a pass.
Nancy Sutley, "Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality". Not a cabinet-level post, which is what I'm talking about. Obama has found places for Latinos, Asian-Americans, African-Americans, and women in his cabinet, but no gays. I can't imagine there are no qualified LGBT people out there.
Aside from Obama, of course, the sweetest victory was right here in Hampton Roads: we ejected our empty suit, Republican rubber stamp congresswoman Thelma Drake in favor of Glenn Nye.
Biggest upsets are the Senate races in Minnesota and Alaska (pending the absentees, of course). I thought Franken might pull off a win, and to see him lose by a few hundred votes is heartbreaking. Not getting rid of Michele Bachmann was a bummer too, as well as losing Nancy Boyda. Maybe she can run for Governor in 2010 or something.