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Creigh's had plenty of practice
I have the utmost respect for him as a Virginia legislator and for the passion he brings to the job, and as a person, you couldn't find someone nicer.  However, I've had concerns about his speaking and ability to get a message out while stammering and hestitating.  I've seen him speak in very small groups at local committee meetings and in large, and he's just not consistent or polished.  Seems to get wound up and flustered easily, then trips over his words.  When people don't speak in a smooth manner, one tends to focus on when the next stumble or stammer will happen, and not what they are saying.  I don't think this is going to improve as he spends more time doing it.  Remember, he had an entire campaign against McDonnel to practice in 2005.  I don't expect his style to change.

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