I checked Washingtonpost.com and enjoyed the three-word link to their columnist - McCartney: Deeds stumbles.
The opening paragraph:
If you're a candidate for governor coming to debate in Northern Virginia, you'd better be able to say simply and plainly how you'd raise money to repair and improve the roads. Democratic State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath) failed to do that Thursday. In fact, he bungled it pretty badly. He managed to sound both vague and two-faced about the most important issue in the race for the Washington region.
The columnist wants Deeds to do better. Thinks Deeds would be better for Northern Virginia. That's okay, since he's an opinion columnist.
But if he's disappointed in Deeds, that flows over to the voting population. You don't like following indecisive drivers who are all over the road, and the same goes with indecisive politicians.