In Tuesday's primary, the most progressive gubernatorial candidate finished last with 24 percent.
The most progressive candidate for Lt. Governor finished with 21 percent, more than 50 percent behind the winner.
This in a primary that should have drawn the most-dedicated, interested party members throughout the state. Not a good night for the Progressive brand on the Democratic aisle.
Sure, Brian Moran would have done better if Terry McAuliffe hadn't entered the race. But if Moran were a better candidate, then McAuliffe wouldn't have been so attracted to the race. Attracted like a 10-year-old girl looking at a Jonas Brothers display.
I saw a comment last night how Deeds needs to now reach out to progressives. I suggest he use President Obama's line to Republicans in January - "I won."
Progressives should know what that means.