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McCain Unveils Va. Leadership Team

By Tim Craig
Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, announced today the members of his Virginia "grassrooots leadership team," who will oversee voter identification and get-out-the-vote operations in each of the state's 134 jurisdictions.

Under McCain's organizational structure, each of Virginia's 95 counties and 39 cities will have a designated chairperson who coordinates local campaign activities, including recruiting volunteers.

"We are organized and enthusiastic about getting John McCain's positive message to Virginians," said Bobby Lee May, the chairman for McCain's efforts in Buchanan County, which is located in Southwest Virginia. " John McCain will help protect coal miners' jobs and our Second Amendment rights. We believe that John McCain has been tested and is the best person to lead our country in these times as we continue to need strong, proven leadership."

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Posted at 11:48 AM ET on Jul 24, 2008  | Category:  Battlegrounds
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I hope you McCain supporters enjoy the small victory of today's (biased) polling reports.

The fact is that when Obama accepts the dem nomination in late August, a massive, unstoppable train is going to leave the Denver station and crush the republicans.

Believe what you want. All wars are won before they are fought- and your guy is going to get crushed.

Posted by: JR, Boston | July 24, 2008 5:45 PM

Does anyone care? Mccain who?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2008 5:26 PM

Facts found on McCain's RNC/GOP Lies on ...www.factcheck.org


The ad starts by saying Obama "never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan," which is literally true. Obama, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's subcommittee on European Affairs, hasn't held any Afghanistan hearings. The full Senate Foreign Relations Committee, however, has held three hearings on Afghanistan during the past two years, and Obama attended one of them.

McCain's ad fails to mention that his own record is no better. Although he's the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, he missed all seven of the hearings that his panel held on Afghanistan during the same two years, according to ABCNews.com. (We looked through the transcripts of the hearings from Federal News Service to confirm ABC's report, and we found statements that showed McCain was not present at two of the hearings, statements from other senators speaking on McCain's behalf at two more hearings, and no mention of McCain whatsoever at the other three.)

It's a sad reality that candidates running for president in our political system generally have to neglect their day jobs to a huge degree, and that's no less true of McCain than it is of Obama. For example, McCain was absent from the Senate on the day Obama was voting for the war-funding bill that contained exit language that McCain opposed. McCain was in South Carolina on day two of a four-day presidential campaign "announcement tour" that also took him to New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada and home to Arizona.

Posted by: AlexP1 | July 24, 2008 4:24 PM

NoVA (Northern Virginia) is the best place to live in the entire Country. It will be better when we separate ourselves from the RoVA (rest of Virginia).

Let those KKK-loving redneck white-trash fools on RoVA vote for McLame all they want. Conservative Republicans = white trash.

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 24, 2008 1:31 PM

McCain will not get the votes in Virginia. He is spending money and time in the hills and boondocks of the Commonwealth, and not in northern Virginia where all the money and power are concentrated. Of course, since NoVA has a USA-topping per capita percentage of college graduates and advanced degreed folk, Obama is going to get the votes up here.

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 24, 2008 1:27 PM

It's time to get real. Every dollar in taxes raised in NoVa needs to spent in....NOVA. I tired of supporting hicks in the rest of the states with my tax dollars, while they vote for some idiot who makes it difficult for NoVa to prosper. We need to stop feeding the hand that bites. Republicans believe in free market, right? So they should be fine if we stop moving our tax dollars to fund their hillbillie ignorant masses. What does NoVa get from RoVa....NOTHING!

Posted by: Playa | July 24, 2008 1:25 PM

I hope Mitt Romney does not accept the Veep slot on the ticket. He is way better than McLame, an old fool and relic of the 20th century. Mitt is a progressive, intelligent ex-Governor and an astute businessman. His ethics are above reproach...where McNasty's ethics are totally non-existent.

Posted by: Virginia Gentleman | July 24, 2008 1:22 PM

So McCain is worried about VA. Maybe he should tweak his message instead of adding a "leadership team."

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | July 24, 2008 1:07 PM

Could America be in a bigger mess!?

Republicans have us at war in two countries as a result of Republican lies and deceptions, and we might be in two more wars--Iran and Pakistan--by November. We have alienated the entire Muslim world and most of the rest.

The dollar has lost 60% of its value against the euro, and the once mighty dollar is losing its reserve currency role.

The Republicans' policies have driven up the price of both oil and gold by 400%.

Inflation is in double digits. Employment is falling.

The Republican economy in the 21st century has been unable to create net new jobs for Americans except for low wage domestic services such as waitresses, bartenders, retail clerks and hospital orderlies.

Republican deregulation brought about fraud in mortgage lending and dangerous financial instruments which have collapsed the housing market, leaving a million or more homeowners facing foreclosure. The financial system is in disarray and might collapse from insolvency.

The trade and budget deficits have exploded. The US trade deficit is larger than the combined trade deficits of every deficit country in the world.

The US can no longer finance its wars or its own government and relies on foreign loans to function day to day. To pay for its consumption, the US sells its existing assets--companies, real estate, toll roads, whatever it can offer--to foreigners.

Republicans have run roughshod over the US Constitution, Congress, the courts and civil liberties. Republicans have made it perfectly clear that they believe that our civil liberties make us unsafe--precisely the opposite view of our Founding Fathers. Yet, Republicans regard themselves as the Patriotic Party.

The Republicans have violated the Nuremberg prohibitions against war crimes, and they have violated the Geneva Conventions against torture and abuse of prisoners. Republican disregard for human rights ranks with that of history's great tyrants.

The Republicans have put in place the foundation for a police state.

We must get the Republicans totally out of power, or we will have no country left for any of us!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2008 1:01 PM

McCain has had a VERY strong polling day today. Five polls, five key states and McCain has progressed in all five of them, even grabbing his first lead ever (yes, ever) n Colorado and progressing in 4 Kerry states (MI, WI, NH and MN). Full roundup: http://campaigndiaries.com/2008/07/24/mccain-progresses/

Posted by: Dan | July 24, 2008 12:46 PM

Re: Paul

We are talking about 2008 Election--not the primary, Babe!

Posted by: imagination | July 24, 2008 12:35 PM

Did the new "Leadership Team" pose with or without their hoods on?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2008 12:24 PM

His campaine has him at a 4 day work week. As president what will it be 2? Lets face it, he s just too old plain and simple. We need more then a part time president.
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McCains campaign is such an absolute disaster. Would he run the country like he's run his campaign? Scary.

Posted by: JDB | July 24, 2008 12:14 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2008 12:16 PM

I hate Mccain and could care less if he had a stroke tomorrow but don't be as bad as him with lies, the truth is more then enough. He was kidding on the Obrian show. What has someone done, edited it to make it looked like it really happened?

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Obama is on a roll, makes me question if McCain is up for the task, I think a younger more energetic candidate would be doing much better against Obama,
Has anyone else seen this video of McCain falling asleep on the Conan Obrien show, ?? I cant believe the news isnt showing this more often. McCain probably doesnt have the energy to be president. He might just be too Old. Here is the link http://www.mccanes.com

About a romney McCain ticket. BOOOO. If McCain is even considering it, it suggests that McCains memory is slipping. It was just a few years ago Romney was attacking McCain with attack ads during the primary. Not to mention a video I watched this morning of Romney calling McCain dishonest. They have that video at http://www.hotpres.com

Personally I like Clark for Obama and Huckabee for McCain, You can vote on who you like and sign petitions for your favorite at http://www.VeepPeek.com

I dont know if there is anything McCain can do to win this thing., Maybe he could drop out and let his party run someone who would actually have a chance ie Huckabee.

Posted by: Paul | July 24, 2008 12:02 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2008 12:14 PM

McCains campaign is such an absolute disaster. Would he run the country like he's run his campaign? Scary.

Posted by: JDB | July 24, 2008 12:14 PM

Obama is on a roll, makes me question if McCain is up for the task, I think a younger more energetic candidate would be doing much better against Obama,
Has anyone else seen this video of McCain falling asleep on the Conan Obrien show, ?? I cant believe the news isnt showing this more often. McCain probably doesnt have the energy to be president. He might just be too Old. Here is the link http://www.mccanes.com

About a romney McCain ticket. BOOOO. If McCain is even considering it, it suggests that McCains memory is slipping. It was just a few years ago Romney was attacking McCain with attack ads during the primary. Not to mention a video I watched this morning of Romney calling McCain dishonest. They have that video at http://www.hotpres.com

Personally I like Clark for Obama and Huckabee for McCain, You can vote on who you like and sign petitions for your favorite at http://www.VeepPeek.com

I dont know if there is anything McCain can do to win this thing., Maybe he could drop out and let his party run someone who would actually have a chance ie Huckabee.

Posted by: Paul | July 24, 2008 12:02 PM

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