Essentially my argument was that, for a variety of reasons, this was still McDonnell's race to lose. Furthermore, I argued this race was fundamentlly different from the Allen/Webb race of just a few years ago -- and thus, the Post's attacks on McDonnell would not resonate as they did in '06.
But I received quite a bit of push back from friends who still suspected that McDonnell's controversial thesis -- and the subsequent WaPost stories that ensued -- may have mortally wounded McDonnell.
That was a week ago. Now that a new Washington Post poll shows McDonnell up by 9 points, I wonder if my hypothesis has been redeemed in their minds ...