Actually the wapo hasn’t been as bad as it has been in the past. Some really negative stories did make it through but McAuliffe has the ability to literally saturate the airwaves though he has taken hits. The latest poll has tightened and there are two keys to winning Nov 5th. Running up McAuliffes negatives and rallying the base to the polls. Ken tried to run a low key above board race and it hasn’t worked.
No, Ken simply didn't realize he was facing someone who was backed to the hilt by the Dem version of a Mafia family. Ken tried to run a conventional, issues-oriented race and is losing.
Until Republicans realize that Dems are what the Japanese were in the 1940s and treat them as such, they're going to keep losing elections.