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Commentary: Can the state of Virginia be Obama-cized once more?

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was the unscripted, unpolished and precisely appropriate response from a candidate who a few weeks ago had been expected to lose and instead won a landslide victory.

In Virginia's Democratic primary for governor, R. Creigh Deeds, a state senator from rural Bath County, had just upended Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic Party's one-man money machine whose unbridled enthusiasm might someday make him a useful source of alternative energy.

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