What went wrong for Terry McAuliffe? How could he lose this race he was expected to win? I take you back to mid-April, and the blogs of SWAC Corps.
Inspired by Chris Graham's endorsement of McAuliffe for governor, I endorse him as the easiest Democrat to beat. Reason number three - Global Crossing.
YankeePhil writes a post about Global Crossing also. And a few days later, the first mention of Global Crossing in a debate, when Brian Moran broached the subject.
The press loved it, and some themes are set. Themes that end up helping Deeds among Democratic voters. They are:
1. Moran has gone negative, a big no-no.
2. The Republican hate machine will bring up bad stuff in the general election about McAuliffe. Global Crossing is shorthand for every suspicion people have about him.
McAuliffe ran a bandwagon campaign - join me, everyone else is. He needed a more people on the bandwagon to overwhelm his opponents and bring victory home.
Instead, he got run over by Deeds' last-minute bandwagon/steamroller.
I can post this much, much earlier than I thought I would. So what's your thoughts how McAuliffe lost? What's your turning point?
UPDATE: Linked at The Other McCain, NTCNews and Memeorandum.