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Obama appears with Deeds in Virginia

Updated 4:12 p.m.
By Michael A. Fletcher
MIAMI -- White House aides have dissed the struggling campaign of Democrat R. Creigh Deeds, as his Republican opponent has built a double-digit lead in the race to be governor of Virginia.

But President Obama appeared Tuesday at a Norfolk rally with Deeds, who is trying to build some momentum in his campaign against Republican Robert F. McDonnell. Obama and Deeds have alternately embraced and distanced themselves from one another, as the campaign has rolled along. But as the race enters the final week, they are together again.

Obama stopped in Virginia at the end of a two-day swing through Florida to share a stage with Deeds at an Old Dominion University rally, marking the first time Obama has campaigned with Deeds since early August. Also a new ad by the conservative Democrat features Obama trying to "fire up" some of his supporters, who have been decidedly cool to Deeds.

Asked about the president's hot-and-cold relationship with Deeds, Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration has been supportive of the Virginian. He pointed out that Obama has raised money for Deeds, and Vice President Biden has traveled to the state to campaign for him.

But one week after White House officials anonymously criticized Deeds for ignoring their campaign advice, Gibbs would not comment on how good a campaign Deeds is running. Asked whether the White House is happy with Deeds's campaign, Gibbs said:

"That's not for me to pass judgment on."

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coralights is mad because she was rejected by ACORN as a tax deduction..and suggested she just spread for charity...because homeless need free loving too...just like the government cheese she gets weekly...free.

Posted by: JWx2 | October 28, 2009 3:16 AM

Poor coralights,

In many ways you are right about why we have collectively created the situation we are in, but you are missing something very important. Obama and his people are not the good people you want to believe... some even send dead fish to people they want to intimidate (like old mafia films). Obama has left so many "friends who helped him" go under a bus to save himself.

He does not deserve your respect and belief that he means anything he says so well!

No, Obama and his minions want to con you like any other power hungry politicians... and appear to have succeeded!

In VA Obama wants Democrat governors for control power, full stop.

Posted by: sally62 | October 28, 2009 1:34 AM


The Obama/lib honeymoon may be over. The elections will tell the tale.
.

Posted by: Billw3 | October 28, 2009 12:47 AM

It's laughable to read how right fringeNUTS are so concerned about the future of their children and their grand children. We ALL live in a society that is destroying our planet - polluting the air and water - we are obsessed with violence and horror, sex, booze, expensive cars, we are self-indulgent, obese, compulsive consumers - we all waste practically every extra penny we earn because the media tells us too! - and then we borrow so we can spend even more - many people are using phantom children & grand children to express concern about the national debt but all of us don't do a damn thing that will improve the quality of life for future generations. Put some money in the bank for them instead of wasting it on yourself if your so damned concerned! You and I are the problem - not our President who tells us we should help others, spend more time with our children and turn off the TV. He is a person who has reached out over his lifetime and teaches by example and not just words. Do you think that your helping future generations by fighting our Presidents efforts to provide universal healthcare, improve the environment, conserve and preserve nature, care for the poor??

A large number of humans (both rich and poor) live for themselves not their offspring and many have no children or grandchildren. We are a species that has lost control and places no value on life other than our own.

We are destroying nature which is the very thing that feeds us and clothes us and shelters us -

How meaningless it is to argue about trivial things when the human species ignores the vital necessity of preserving the good earth that houses all life. We are self-aware and can make logical decisions yet we act less intelligently than the lowest forms of life - which instinctively live correctly and respect the laws of nature.

But we are humans - made unto the likeness of God - and of course God can do anything - right?

Posted by: coralights | October 28, 2009 12:41 AM

Our President has accomplished more in 9 months than past presidents have accomplished in 60 years. He is the hardest working person I've ever seen - and he is extremely effective. He's gotten the economy on the right track while also attacking energy, climate change, infrastructure and health care issues - not to mention 2 wars and winning a novel peace prize - and improving foreign relations - there's lots more to come over the next 87 months and the majority of Americans are going to support him and give him the votes he needs in congress to finish what he's working on for all of us. Virginia's voting for or against Deeds for Governor does not reflect upon our Presidents achievements or his overall popularity. He has earned the faith and confidence that the majority of Americans have in him through his hard work, honesty and being stand-up with the American people. This country once had an honest Abe - and now we have an honest Barack!

Posted by: coralights | October 27, 2009 11:56 PM

Does Obama ever work? I didn't know Presidency was a full time campaign, golf, basketball position.

Regarding Healthcare reform, I'd love to see it.

Here we are with a package that will cover 3% of Americans for a cost of $900 Billion. You could give them premium plans for $250 Billion. Hey I just saved us $650 Billion!

What fool would go for the $900 Billion plan?

9% of Americans don't have insurance now. 6% still will not after ALL of us have our taxes raised.

America is broke. We have no money. Congress has spent money like drunken sailors.

Did you realize if you make $50,000/year if instead of paying medicare and Social Security taxes you would have put that money in a bank, you would have $3.5 million when you retired. I don't know about most of you, but I have been robbed by Congress. I easily could have lived off of that $3.5 Million.

How about the rest of you?

And you want to give these people control of your health?

Posted by: debmries | October 27, 2009 10:32 PM

I've become born again and all I can say is Thank God Virginia governors are one term governors.

But after watching the yahoo Republicans in Congress I am now a proponenet for term limits. Yes, I know it will affect Democrats too, but I'm sick of them a lot too - especially since they are not supporting truly reforming health care. Our congressional representatives (House and Senate) are bought and paid for by corporate America. I truly worry about our nation's future. They aren't about improving this country - they are about themselves alone.

Posted by: sskepticall | October 27, 2009 10:14 PM

Thankfully, the President is speaking for Deeds. It is mind-boggling that some people want to go from bad to extremely worse. McDonnell is like sending Bush and gang there, not to mention that he's as sick a religious extremist as The Taliban. McDonnell needs to lose. Rev. Bookburn - Radio Volta

Posted by: revbookburn | October 27, 2009 8:01 PM

Dear Phorse,

The only "knuckle dragging Neanderthal" in the VA governor race is CREEPY DEEDS. You probably do not even live in VA, let alone give a crap about our Commonweatlh. The Democrat party has essentially run our Commonwealth into the ground and you want us to elect some studdering moron to be Governor with absolutely NO IDEAS, other than to raise taxes. Get lost, you are a moron.

Posted by: aaronburr94 | October 27, 2009 7:00 PM

As if appearing with the Ditherer in Chief is going to help.

Posted by: thebump | October 27, 2009 6:24 PM

pay attention obama, you are looking at the future.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | October 27, 2009 6:22 PM

phorse

And now some bonehead is trying to steal our election to talk about Bush. Jeez, don't get mad. Get lost.

Topic: Virginia election.

Not topic: tired old history that nobody can change.

Posted by: thuff7 | October 27, 2009 5:42 PM

Hello? We can hear you. We're in the same room. We know you're talking about us. You know, the people of Virginia?

You have all co-opted the Virginia gubernatorial election for your own political agenda no matter what side you're on.

Okay, now you know we're here. Can you please talk about the cuts in support of public higher education in Virginia? State support for state universities has dropped from 50% to 15%. Tuition is going up to counter this gross negligence.

Can someone who cares about issues (and not someone who squawks with each other in all caps) please explain to me how that is not the same as raising taxes on college students to balance the budget while the Richy Riches don't need to pay their share?

Can someone who cares about issues (and not about what you think about Obama) please explain why the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, the Shenandoah River and the James River where we get drinking water is filled with pharmaceutical pollution and chemicals that destroy our endocrine system (Google it if you're not sure if you need one or not)?

Public health? Environment? Mental health? Unemployment?

See: It's about Virginia and how we go about our lives. It's not, not, not about Obama.

Posted by: thuff7 | October 27, 2009 5:39 PM

Who ARE you people? Were you asleep when the vacationer in chief was on duty?? You know, the one that took three days to get to New Orleans, the one that DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO when the world trade center was hit? The one that IGNORED the war that we are now stuck with in Afghanistan? The one that left us with this fine mess that Obama is trying to fix?
And now you are going to vote for a knuckle dragging Neanderthal to prove a point??? Are you kidding me?? Do you want MORE toll roads in Northern VA? DO you want oil wells off the coast of VA that MAY provide us with another year of oil? DO you want someone that has NO plan for the future AFTER we run out of oil? Do you want someone that has consistently voted against women? Do you want someone that is SO deep in the pockets of big corporations? DO you want someone that voted AGAINST the federal stimulus money for VA - the money that kept many teachers in their jobs?
If you want to vote for this man because you are making a statement against Obama's policies, then, thank you for sending this great state back several decades.. Thank you, you buffoons..

Posted by: phorse | October 27, 2009 5:32 PM

did i just stumble into a fox news chatroom? based on most of the comments below, it's hard to believe obama carried virginia in '08. "tribal idiot"? you folks are too much.

deeds has flaws, so does mcdonnell -- not a stellar year for the virginia gubernatorial race by any means. but i'll be sure to go for deeds after reading the comments here.

and, by the way, don't even try to suggest obama is somehow frivolous for playing golf and going out with his wife more often than bush did -- george w. will have obama beat 100000-to-1 in the "cuttin' brush" category and other non-presidential business by term's end!

Posted by: r-z-r | October 27, 2009 5:19 PM

For sure, Mr Deeds seems to be a very nice man. Doesn't he have enough trouble?

The Democratic Party is beginning to look like an ad hoc grouping of anarchists, anarcho-syndicalists, unreformed former student radicals and communists. Otherwise, it doesn't appear very "democratic."

This is very sad because believers had hoped the USA would change to something better, not mimic the situation that led to the Spanish Civil War.

Posted by: HassanAliAl-Hadoodi | October 27, 2009 5:12 PM

Funny how the latest WaPo polls showing Bob McDonnell ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING Creepy Deeds have not found there way to the front page of the post's Internet site. However, the "news" of Obama stumping for Creepy Deeds is front page worthy.

Shameless but not unexpected considering that the WaPo is a lap dog for the Democrat Party of Virginia.

I can only imagine how important the poll story would be if Creepy Deeds were ahead in the polls.

Posted by: aaronburr94 | October 27, 2009 5:08 PM

Seems another example of Mr. Obama and his administration not knowing where they stand. Can he waffle any more?

Posted by: Hairless | October 27, 2009 5:07 PM

If you are a Virginian and want ChristoFascist pigs running the Commonwealth, by all means vote the GOP ticket. These guys ALL take their cues from Pat Robertson. The biggest fraud in this election is watching these three Bible Thumping morons try to pass themselves off as moderates. If they're elected they'll take Virginia forward to 17th Century Salem, Mass.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | October 27, 2009 5:05 PM

Whenever I need a good laugh I can always count on the right-wing drivel found in the comments section of the Washington Post articles. I find it amusing that these folks have been reduced to continually parroting the Republican talking points and catch phrases spoon fed to them on a daily basis by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the myriad of other conservative commentators out there on the airwaves. The more vitriolic they become in their discourse, rallies, and town halls the less relevant they make themselves to meaningful debate and rational people. By all means, keep up the good work at marginalizing yourselves. The majority of Americans, including many Republicans though they won't publicly admit it, know who drove the national bus into the ditch and nearly off the cliff over the past 8 years. The Virginia governor's race is NOT indicative that people have decided they want that kind of government back. What it does show is that the Republicans are very lucky to only have to concentrate on a handful of elections this year and their one bright spot may be in Virginia because the Democrats nominated a lack luster candidate who ran an uninspiring campaign of negative attacks without having laid out any positive vision for or direction in which he wants to take the state. Forget the fact that Virginia's trend over the past 30 or so years is to elect a governor from whichever is party out of power in Washington. That said, it's back to the fun of reading more knuckle-dragging right-wing comments. By the way, I am not affiliated with either major political party thank goodness as they are both corrupt, self-serving and have long since ceased to represent the needs of the average American as they are just too busy trying to see who can out kiss corporate America's posterior the most.

Posted by: doriangrey22902 | October 27, 2009 4:39 PM


You may well be the stup1dest person here today. Sorry LIB T@RD but the world has witnessed the low life scum bag DIM WIT party (LIBS) as they protest anything and everything. Each protest has one thing in common. The scum (LIBERAL YOUTH) smash property injure innocent people, mass arrests and cost cities millions of dollars. They cover their faces as they are too cowardly to show them. It's televised world wide. It was put into perspective when the conservatives protested 2 months ago. 50-100 thousand people and not one piece of damaged property, not one injury and NO ARRESTS. Sorry dirt bag but the truth has come out. Feel free to try convincing you're self if it helps you sleep at night.

Posted by: askgees | October 27, 2009 5:04 PM

ahahahaah WashTimes just put the Washington Post on blast about the Governors race in VA...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/27/something-really-scary-for-obamas-democrats/

Posted by: kdrizzle03 | October 27, 2009 5:00 PM

"tribal idiot"?? Yes, charko825, we know what your objection to Obama is.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 27, 2009 4:54 PM

TWO CANDIDATES IN THE COMMONWEALTH; one a grad of the Pat Robertson school of values who claims to be from Northern VA and who wrote a thesis telling women how to stay home and be a real woman. The other candidate is a hard-working middle-class guy from rural VA who isn't plastic or polished, but will push for transportation reform, for health care and for education. My vote goes to Deeds. We don't need another Gilmore or Allen in Richmond.

Posted by: suzeq | October 27, 2009 4:46 PM

ONLY AN IDIOT USES THE LETTERS "ROFLMAO" TO DESCRIBE A LESS THAN COHESIVE THOUGHT. IDIOT.

Posted by: dpizz80 | October 27, 2009 4:43 PM

Um, will this be updated? Right now it is mainly a recap, which tells me as much about today's actual event (a.k.a. the actual "news") as a headline -- no more details than that.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | October 27, 2009 4:43 PM

He's back on the plane.

Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya,
O Lord, kum bay ya.

Posted by: blasmaic | October 27, 2009 4:41 PM

I wonder what I would do? Inherited TWO stupid wars, a depression, inadequate national health care, foxhatenews, obstructionists/repubs in congress, the rising right... I wonder what I would do... gosh, are golfing, date nights, jetting to renew/restore good relations around the world, all that negative? I wonder what I would do.

Posted by: nellie3ster | October 27, 2009 8:15 AM


Yes it's so tought you dimLIB. He wanted the job, he got it. To bad he's incapable of doing it. But as any good DIM. Just blame someone else. After all that's what they do best.

Posted by: askgees | October 27, 2009 4:40 PM

Whenever I need a good laugh I can always count on the right-wing drivel found in the comments section of the Washington Post articles. I find it amusing that these folks have been reduced to continually parroting the Republican talking points and catch phrases spoon fed to them on a daily basis by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the myriad of other conservative commentators out there on the airwaves. The more vitriolic they become in their discourse, rallies, and town halls the less relevant they make themselves to meaningful debate and rational people. By all means, keep up the good work at marginalizing yourselves. The majority of Americans, including many Republicans though they won't publicly admit it, know who drove the national bus into the ditch and nearly off the cliff over the past 8 years. The Virginia governor's race is NOT indicative that people have decided they want that kind of government back. What it does show is that the Republicans are very lucky to only have to concentrate on a handful of elections this year and their one bright spot may be in Virginia because the Democrats nominated a lack luster candidate who ran an uninspiring campaign of negative attacks without having laid out any positive vision for or direction in which he wants to take the state. Forget the fact that Virginia's trend over the past 30 or so years is to elect a governor from whichever is party out of power in Washington. That said, it's back to the fun of reading more knuckle-dragging right-wing comments. By the way, I am not affiliated with either major political party thank goodness as they are both corrupt, self-serving and have long since ceased to represent the needs of the average American as they are just too busy trying to see who can out kiss corporate America's posterior the most.

Posted by: doriangrey22902 | October 27, 2009 4:39 PM

"dissed?"

seriously?

Posted by: penmask | October 27, 2009 4:35 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, the NBA Rookie of the Year, Nobel Piece Price winner, Miss America, and President, Barack Obama ...

What a wonderful endorsement and a real bonus for the ...

Republican candidate.

Posted by: AWWNats | October 27, 2009 4:32 PM

Obama actually thinks that he still has political capital. He is obviously ignoring all polling data from Virginia.

Deeds slit his throat politically by having the tribal idiot show up and campaign for him. ROFLMAO --- Honestly though, Deeds is just as much of an idiot as Obama anyway....

Posted by: charko825 | October 27, 2009 4:30 PM

Obama appeared with Deeds in Norfolk--do you wonder why? My guess is he will get a few votes in Norfolk but only a few will turn out there. Obama's endoresement is like Typhoid Mary visiting a hospital.

Posted by: Mindboggle | October 27, 2009 4:28 PM

I have to say, craig deeds is screwed now that obama is putting his name next to him.

his opponent will simply put the picture of the two of them on stage and say "Obama wants Deeds", and the election is over.

Posted by: Skeptic1 | October 27, 2009 4:22 PM

Obama the perpetual campaigner, meets Deeds the accidental campaigner.

Posted by: NoWeCant | October 27, 2009 4:08 PM

nubeldorf1 wrote:

I agree. I never vote for the candidate that runs attack ads. I could care less about the past it's the future I care about. If you don't have a plan then you attack. That simple. Deeds is a backwoods hick with no ideas.
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I agree but they all seem to do their fair share of mud-slinging. The closer it gets to elections the worse it gets. It is disgusting and I always end up just giving up on local TV and listening and radio just to escape it. But wait, then they get you with the annoying dinner time calls with recorded mud-slinging messages for your listening pleasure. Add to that the outrageous "sign wars" where one day you see a sign for each candidate on the neighborhood street corner and by the end of the week the entire site is littered with dozens of signs for each candidate, it is no better than grafitti as far as I am concerned. By the time election time rolls around I have a hard time giving any of them my vote.

Posted by: JustMeSterling | October 27, 2009 2:15 PM

MikeJ9116 wrote:
What are you talking about?!?! If I start naming corrupt DEMOCRATS I would be here all day typing. I'll just hit a few of the high profile ones: Wrangle; Blago; Dodd; Jefferson; Spitzer. The Democrats are far more corrupt than Republicans could ever attempt to be.
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Oh please, both Democrat and Republican voters are so blind it is laughable. If you think that one party is any less corrupt than the other, then you are a darn fool. I wish all voters would just wake up and stop this ridiculous Democrat vs. Republican bickering and name calling. Try stepping outside the box and see these politicians for what they really are and then start voting accordingly…only then will we start seeing real change.


Posted by: JustMeSterling | October 27, 2009 2:02 PM

The president desperately needs to make sure that the "party" wins! Presidential responsibilities like "improving the JOBS situation" can wait!
So all you unemployed, look for the jobs prospects to stay dim. Our president cannot be bothered with you at this time. Don't worry though, he will extend your unemployment benefits.
Top priorities for the president do not mesh with the problems of the over 10% unemployed (and rising) people out there!

Posted by: SeniorVet | October 27, 2009 1:59 PM

Being in Maryland I really haven't followed the details of the VA election. But since the only ads I have heard from Deeds have be negative attack ads I would probably vote for McDonnell just because Deeds can't say anything good. I'm sick of the attack style.

Posted by: nubeldorf1 | October 27, 2009 11:22 AM

I agree. I never vote for the candidate that runs attack ads. I could care less about the past it's the future I care about. If you don't have a plan then you attack. That simple. Deeds is a backwoods hick with no ideas.
Posted by: askgees | October 27, 2009 12:27 PM

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I hope you're being sarcastic because calling people bigoted names ("backwoods hick") is not exactly representative of America's future.

I can't imagine in a million years doing something as important as voting based on the quality of people's 30-second ads. We're not voting on ad executives here or who knows how to do focus groups better. We're voting on Virginia's future.

I vote based on the candidate with the better character, record, and realistic approach to governing. Not the right-wing wolf in sheep's clothing. That's why I'm voting for Deeds.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | October 27, 2009 1:57 PM

Every Democrat running for office should beg to have Obama stump for the opposition since everything he touches turns to sh**.

Posted by: RobParker | October 27, 2009 12:53 PM

Deeds is a modern day Harry Truman. He's a hard worker and a realist. McDonnell is nothing more than imagery and empty proposals. Don't be fooled by his glossy ad campaign paid for by the Grand Old Phony party.

Posted by: brt30 | October 27, 2009 12:53 PM

Being in Maryland I really haven't followed the details of the VA election. But since the only ads I have heard from Deeds have be negative attack ads I would probably vote for McDonnell just because Deeds can't say anything good. I'm sick of the attack style.

Posted by: nubeldorf1 | October 27, 2009 11:22 AM

I agree. I never vote for the candidate that runs attack ads. I could care less about the past it's the future I care about. If you don't have a plan then you attack. That simple. Deeds is a backwoods hick with no ideas.

Posted by: askgees | October 27, 2009 12:27 PM

This race IS a referendum on the early stages of this Presidency - regardless of what the lefty pundits say. And there's no indication that anything will change any time soon.

BHO's supposed long coat tails (and popularity) should have enabled the libs to run a slug (no, a real one) in this election, and win.

2010 is going to be a wonderful year...

Posted by: wearedoomed1 | October 27, 2009 12:12 PM

So Obama is coming to VA to personaly kick Deeds under the bus. If I we're Deeds I would tell Obama to f$%k off.

Posted by: askgees | October 27, 2009 12:02 PM

WOW, that'll really help him!

Posted by: civilemik | October 27, 2009 11:59 AM

WOW, that'll really help him!

Posted by: civilemik | October 27, 2009 11:56 AM

Posted by: jama452
G(reedy)OP McDonnell and Abramoff, why so many ties to scandal money?
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What are you talking about?!?! If I start naming corrupt DEMOCRATS I would be here all day typing. I'll just hit a few of the high profile ones: Wrangle; Blago; Dodd; Jefferson; Spitzer. The Democrats are far more corrupt than Republicans could ever attempt to be.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 27, 2009 11:50 AM

Oh... one thing i forgot to mentiion is a $1.8 TRILLION DEFICIT!!!!!

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 27, 2009 11:45 AM

Deeds would be better served if Obama campaigned with McDonnell...

Posted by: jhorstma | October 27, 2009 11:44 AM

Posted by: NotBubba
Carping about the President playing golf? Give us a break. Guess you wouldn't have liked Eisenhower either. Ooops, he was a Republican, so that doesn't count, does it?
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If we had the same level of unemployment and economic growth as Eisenhower presided over then no one would care what Obama was doing. Instead we have 9.8% unemployment, a bad economy, socialism being shoved down our throats, two wars that need to be fought and won, nationalized companies that need to be sold off and a host of other problems. Instead of playing golf every Sunday maybe Obama should find a decent church and pray for the Lord to provide him with sound judgment and guidance. He certainly needs to get it from somewhere.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 27, 2009 11:43 AM

And while we are on the subject of creating another god! Just who approved a 28 foot high statue of MLK? A little ego there and since the MLK foundation-corporation gets a serious cut of any money associated with King just how did the Park Service get taken on this deal? The whole thing stinks. Lot's of money changed hands on this one.

Posted by: KBlit | October 27, 2009 11:41 AM

Did anyone notice the less than warm welcome Obama got at the naval base? He needs to pay attention because the charm is about gone.

Posted by: KBlit | October 27, 2009 11:34 AM

Deeds for Governor ends with the departure of President Obama from Virginia this evening.

Posted by: blasmaic | October 27, 2009 11:32 AM

Being in Maryland I really haven't followed the details of the VA election. But since the only ads I have heard from Deeds have be negative attack ads I would probably vote for McDonnell just because Deeds can't say anything good. I'm sick of the attack style.

Posted by: nubeldorf1 | October 27, 2009 11:22 AM

Even mother nature is voting in favor of McDonnell. Deeds and the Prez gets washed out. Crowds were likely to be small anyway. There is just no enthusiasm for Deeds. A boring guy and has no signature issue. McDonnell in contrast has Lou Holtz and Huckabee brining them out in droves. Happy days are here again.

Posted by: espnfan | October 27, 2009 9:51 AM

Attention 44, it's all on the taxpayer's dime!

I voted for you to run the country, not the country club or campaigning on my hard earned dollar.

Posted by: binghe | October 27, 2009 9:47 AM

Carping about the President playing golf? Give us a break. Guess you wouldn't have liked Eisenhower either. Ooops, he was a Republican, so that doesn't count, does it?

Posted by: NotBubba | October 27, 2009 8:35 AM

I thought Rahm and Axelrod said Deeds was "un-help-able?" Hilarious. One press story from Dirty Deeds and the White House spin-story of why Deeds is losing and how it had no part in the loss, falls apart. Yes, Barack, you have to help the losing guys too. Yes, Barack, some of the loss is going stick to you.

Remember one thing folks: Deeds is not beaten until the votes are counted. The WaPo would like for you to stay home on Election Day out of believing that McDonnell has an unassailable lead. DON'T BUY IT! PROVE IT TO THE WAPO! GO VOTE!

Posted by: flintston | October 27, 2009 8:34 AM

I wonder what I would do? Inherited TWO stupid wars, a depression, inadequate national health care, foxhatenews, obstructionists/repubs in congress, the rising right... I wonder what I would do... gosh, are golfing, date nights, jetting to renew/restore good relations around the world, all that negative? I wonder what I would do.

Posted by: nellie3ster | October 27, 2009 8:15 AM

G(reedy)OP McDonnell and Abramoff, why so many ties to scandal money?
"McDonnell previously served as the lawyer for the so-called “Faith and Family Alliance,” a shady political group headed by his current campaign manager. The Virginian-Pilot reported that the group funneled funds on behalf of convicted felon Jack Abramoff, attacked Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, and – in possible violation of federal election law."

Posted by: jama452 | October 27, 2009 7:34 AM

Obama is a bigger dud than Dirty Deeds, he just reads his teleprompter better..

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 27, 2009 7:17 AM

President Barack Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he's already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years.


CBS' Mark Knoller — an unofficial documentarian and statistician of all things White House-related — wrote on his Twitter feed that, "Today - Obama ties Pres. Bush in the number of rounds of golf played in office: 24.

Took Bush 2 yrs & 10 months."


This news comes on the heels of today's news that Obama played golf with a woman — chief domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes — for the first time since taking office.

Posted by: charlietuna666 | October 27, 2009 5:57 AM

Twas a week ‘til election, and all through the state,
All the voters were stirring, they just could not wait.
The signs were all placed on the highways with care,
In hopes that Election Day soon would be there.

The Democrats nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of tax hikes danced in their heads.
And Ma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Have had quite enough of the Liberals’ pap.

Then the liberal media started to chatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
And to my computer I flew like a flash,
Tore open their websites and read all their trash.

Their slobbering love affair started to show,
They cooed and they awed about someone they know.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But the big Air Force One, with a man in the rear.

He and his ‘prompter looked ready for fun.
I knew in a moment it must be “The One.”
More rapid than eagles to Norfolk he came,
And he whistled, and shouted, to people by name!

“Now ACORN! Now Unions! Now “Surge- Voter” crew!
Wake up the dead folks to vote for Deeds, too!
We must keep Virginia the color of blue.
Vote early, vote often! You know what to do!”

Then he jumped on his plane, ‘cause his schedule is tight,
And away he did fly his plane into the night,
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he flew to D.C.,
“If Deeds ends up losing, you must not blame me.”

Posted by: VirginianforFreedom | October 27, 2009 5:55 AM

How does he have time to "Be the President"? and do his job?

date night, golf every week, jetting all over the world (leaving a pretty big carbon footprint), tv appearances, etc...

I nominate him for ..........an Emmy.

Posted by: analgesic33 | October 27, 2009 5:50 AM

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