Few Virginians would describe Creigh Deeds as a great speaker. The Democratic candidate for governor frequently fumbles his words in press conferences and on debate stages. The Washington Post has described him as "stammering."The McDonnell campaign had no comment.
Now a top surrogate for Republican candidate Bob McDonnell is drawing some unwanted attention for outright mocking the Democrat's halting manner of speech.
..."We need people who can communicate," [Sheila Johnson, the co-founder of BET and a high-profile African-American McDonnell backer] said at the event, as McDonnell stood by in the audience. "And Bob McDonnell can communicate."
Johnson then said other politicians she talks to can't communicate, "especially his op-op-op-op-opponent."
Deeds spokesman Mo Elleithee said: "Creigh's the first person to admit that he's not the smoothest talker and that he sometimes stumbles over his words. But at least you know that what's he's saying is authentic, honest and true." Oh, SNAP!
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[H/T to Shaker Azzy.]