Over at bluevirginia.com, Lowell lists 10 things he hoped to see in Creigh Deeds' speech. A mix of political and personal, and thought-out.
What's Bob McDonnell's major task for his base? Be a Republican. That simple. Pretty much accomplished when he had no opposition for the nomination.
To catch up in the polls, Deeds has to excite his base and turn the momentum when the national momentum is turning against his party. Good luck with that.