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Wilder: Obama Made a Pitch for Deeds

By Rosalind Helderman
Former governor L. Douglas Wilder says he received a call directly from President Obama about three weeks ago to discuss a variety of issues, but, top among them, was the Virginia governor's race.

Wilder said the call was confidential and he would not reveal his exact back and forth with the president, whom Wilder strongly supported last year. But, he said, Obama made clear that he would like the former Democratic governor to get off the fence and endorse Democrat Creigh Deeds.

"I'll just say he called and made his position known and made it clear, he's a Democrat, Mr. Deeds is a Democrat and obviously, the president would like to see a Democratic victory," Wilder said.

Wilder said the president's call was just one of a number of contacts he has had with the White House in recent weeks on the issue.

Wilder confirmed that he will be making a statement about his endorsement later this week, as first reported Sunday by the Washington Times. He stressed the statement would be *about* his endorsement, not necessarily an endorsement. And he said he will be speaking to Deeds directly for the first time this year either today or tomorrow.


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Cripes. Wilder is such a prima dona.

Posted by: nodebris | September 21, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

GOVERNOR'S RACES AREN'T POTUS' BIG PROBLEM.

A GRASSROOTS POLITICIDE, AND DEMS WHO ENABLE IT, IS.


What happened to the smoke-filled rooms? Shouldn't White House political arm-twisting happen behind closed doors, not in the foyer?

State politics isn't the Dem's big problem -- it is the failure to recognize that democracy, the rule of law and Democratic Party rule are under covert assault at the GRASSROOTS...


SILENT, HARMFUL MICROWAVE AND LASER DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS DEPLOYED AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS -- AMERICA's HORRIFIC SHAME

• When will Congress demand an investigation into America's "Silent Holocaust"?

A secretive federal-local multi-agency coordinated action program -- an ongoing legacy of the Bush-Cheney years -- is committing a quiet genocide on thousands of unjustly targeted Americans via microwave/laser weaponry; covert financial exploitation; and a grassroots, federally-funded vigilante army fronted by community policing, town watch and anti-terrorism units who use covertly placed warrantless GPS devices, and cell phones, to stalk and terrorize their targets...

...American brownshirts protected by federal and local law enforcement who know all about it...

...a Gestapo hiding in plain sight.

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR (if link is corrupted / disabled):

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | September 21, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

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