After watching Virginia’s two gubernatorial wannabes hack away at each other in a televised debate Monday night, I’m hoping this year’s ballot has a a check box for “none of the above.”

Neither Bath County’s Creigh Deeds or Northern Virginia’s Bob McDonnell gave an informed viewer any reason to put either one in the governor’s mansion for the next four years.

If these two are the best that Virginia’s Republican and Democratic parties have to offer then the Commonwealth is headed for a lot of trouble.