In what isn’t much of a surprise, Republican Bob McDonnell has just been declared the winner of the Virginia governor’s race. Anticipating the defeat, the White House and Democrats have spent weeks trying to throw loser Creigh Deeds under the bus as a weak candidate. But with that said, Democrats had won every major election in this state since 2005, and last year Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win since 1964. The narrative was that the state was trending to be a Democratic state, yet McDonnell has pulled off a victory by what looks like a massive margin. It may not mean everything, but it isn’t nothing, either.