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If Not Wednesday, What About Thursday?

Tim Craig

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) won't be with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Wednesday when the presumptive Democratic nominee for president campaigns with U.S. Senate candidate Mark R. Warner in Southside.

In an interview today, Kaine said he will be focused on being governor that day. Kaine, a possible vice-presidential candidate, is holding a "community cabinet day" in Hampton Roads while Obama and Warner attend the invitation-only town hall meeting in Martinsville.

But Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray reported today that Obama also plans to be in Virginia on Thursday, although the stop has yet to be officially announced by the campaign. Kaine said he doesn't know if he will see Obama on Thursday. Obama could announce his vice-presidential candidate sometime this week.

"Schedules are in flux," Kaine said. "Only the Martinsville event has been announced, but Wednesday I am really tied up wall-to-wall with this cabinet community day."

Kaine made the remarks after he rallied Obama volunteers at an event this afternoon at Obama's Virginia headquarters in Richmond. Before he left, Kaine spent 20 minutes huddled in a backroom, where he said he was "filming a little thing" for the Obama campaign.

The cameraman later followed Kaine to Henrico County, where he held a town-hall meeting for Obama. But campaign officials stress the "filming" of Kaine has nothing to do with Obama's choice of a running mate.

Kaine, along with his wife and three children, plans to be at the Democratic National Convention all of next week. Kaine's parents, who live in suburban Kansas City, will also be attending the convention, according to Democratic sources.

By Tim Craig  |  August 17, 2008; 9:29 PM ET
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hopefully there will be an Obama stop in alexandria

Posted by: Alexandrian | August 17, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Being near a town dominated by political news, after a while, it gets easy to tell a phony from a real politician who's selling snake oil. And Obama has all the behavior of a narcissistic pol that Northern Virginians can see through.

In case you have forgotten, here's a little (half-serious) spoof to remind you, which is a little more pleasant than writing a litany of criticism:


Campaign bio is his "historical fiction" autobiography with "composite characters"

Repaints campaign airplane with "Air France One"

Affixes his presidential-seal-looking campaign seal to gate outside his home

Flies a silk campaign "flag" with Indigo and Alizarin Crimson stars and stripes on it - and only one star

Summer strategizing and positioning is about whether to allow convention delegates to actually vote

Rural state stump speech describes his "class based" affirmative action in which someday bitter white rural voters, too, will shop Whole Foods

Convention night "fist bump" knocks the other "historic candidate" off the stage

Some convention concessions labelled "Typical White Food" sell beer and hot dogs instead of wine and crudites

Picks his wife as VP because Obama-Obama sounds twice as good

Immediately after nomination starts work on his "historical fiction" presidential memoir with "composite characters"

-- AsperGirl

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 17, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

@aspergirl: Glad to see they let you out of pass occasionally.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

My alter ego, AsperGirl, is sooooo tiring and boring, filled with nothing but evil and hate; it can barely hold an intelligent conversation about real issue because that would indicate some level of intelligence.

Posted by: NOT AsperGirl | August 17, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are evil
They want all your money
300 bucks for interferon? so much for health care

Anthrax in Iraq? We never stopped accepting mail from Iraq!

How evil are republicans???

Thats a little like saying How many grains of sand on the beach.

Posted by: assessgirl | August 17, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Shameless AsperGirl you must be watching a lot of Fixed News since your parlance reflect a moronic tone of cynicism and mass hysteria. It's a shame to see the corrupt-class with your equally McShameless leader ready to defend the loot of the nomenclatura. The $520 Ferragamo shoes man, with his $100 million personal wealth, 11 houses (doesn't pay taxes on them), collects social security(even though he wants to get rid of it), has a campaign laden with lobbyists, whose number one foreign policy advisor received $800,000.00 from Georgia's Shalikasvili for NATO umbrella, another lie since you cannot provide that security. John McSame empty rhetoric and sabor ratelen backup by "Nada," since you have so mismanaged this country. You have squandered its wealth as wells as neglecting its arm forces. You have borrowed billions from China to fight useless wars and you have siphoned billions through no bid contracts to your fellow corrupt-class members. You are unable to control your gluttonic instincts and always wanting more from the American people. You are basically destroying the middle class for your own greed. This time the American people are saying "THAT'S ENOUGH."

Posted by: Not the Shameless AsperGirl | August 18, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

You people are really weak. AsperGirl posts a harmless, literate, kind of funny gibe at Obama, and the tinfoil hat brigades come out howling in full throat.

This is why you lose elections. You're weird.

Posted by: not not aspergirl | August 18, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry. I cut and pasted the wrong paragraph.

Posted by: --AsperGirl | August 18, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Cut and paste

well, 80000 litres of anthrax in Iraq{Google it!} was claimed by Bush.

No interuption in accepting mail from Iraq.

The mails were how the wmd was dispersed.

It was homegrown terror, the bushies kne it, they still tried to use it for their own gain. They lied. verifed. no doubt.

Once they lie, I will not believe anything they say. Anything. If Bush and Mccain say the sunrise is in the east, I would not believe it.

Once they lie, I feel justified to call them anything I want.

Posted by: assessgirl | August 18, 2008 2:55 AM | Report abuse

Anyone on the North American continent who can,should build a fallout shelter.If a confrontation between Russia and the American Yahoo government that we have today occurs,one with the intensity of the Cuban Missile Crisis,Mr.Putin will not back down.He will not blink and he and his people are a lot tougher than Kruschev and his cronies of that long ago era ever were.Of course,one has to decide if surviving WW3 would be worth the effort to begin with.

Posted by: FredFlinstone | August 18, 2008 5:31 AM | Report abuse


Your Democrat readers sure are weird. And illiterate.

Posted by: Alton Foley | August 18, 2008 6:06 AM | Report abuse

CNN & MSNBC Saintly Obama seems to grow smaller the closer we approach him and find out the truth that cable news pundits cant seem to find and or report…

No longer can Americans trust the media, which was given special constitutional privileges to look out for the folks."Obama is an empty suit. From the day he was sworn in to the Senate to the date he declared his run for the presidency, is only 145 days on the job. He has literally no experience. (Not figuratively, literally!) He's not qualified to run a Dairy Queen.

Proven Obama has most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate. Obama is to the left of Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Pat Leahy and Barbara Boxer. That's extremely difficult to do. Obama is a textbook big-government, tax-and-spend liberal. He plans to raise income tax rates, capital gains tax rates, Social Security taxes (by virtue of eliminating the cap), dividend taxes, inheritance taxes, and introduce a slew of new taxes. His plan will destroy this country

To ALL the obamakins and of course the bias CNN & MSNBC I have one simple request. Please spare me the hope and the change bull, and the Bush's third term, McSame etc… Please just tell American voters what qualifies Barack Obama to run this country. What qualifies him to oversee our $14 trillion economy, the largest on earth? What qualifies him to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces in a time of war? Please just give me one single solid qualification. And race does not qualify!! That would be one more than anyone including cable media has provided to date. WE ALL HAVE GROWN EXTREMLY TIRED OF MEDIA SAINTED OBAMA….

Obama keeps reaching back to Chicago political past for policy advisers, and pulling one despicable, vile, and even evil “rabbit” after another out of his hat.
The list of Barack Obama’s radical associations is long and it keeps getting longer. Some are now well-known, but many are not. They need to be.

23 years at TUCC with Jeremiah Wright and James Meeks. racist sermons on Youtube.
He chose the most radical church in the country; chose to immerse himself in hard-core ideological radicalism. Never before has this country considered such a radical leftist for its chief executive.

Michael Pfleger and his hateful and race-hating ramblings, Obama met while carrying out his own radical social activism as community organizer at ACORN, (radical organization)

Penny Pritzker, heads Obama camp National Finance Committee was president of Superior Bank - massively failed and she literally bought her way out of jail paying $460 MILLION fine; was the very epicenter of subprime loan scandal” that would come to eat this nation’s financial system alive.

Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson, former head of Obama’s vice presidential selection committee, discovered he benefited from sweetheart loans from subprime king Countrywide.

Tony Rezko certainly and his federal indictments and financial dealing with Obamas of course and William Ayers, US terrorist bomber, Obama-co-lecturer, fellow board member, neighbor, and friend.

Communist Frank Marshall Davis, obama mentor; Saul Alinsky and Gerald Kellman (Kellman’s Woods Fund is how Obama hooked up with terrorist William Ayers)

Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, appointed as Obama camp national coord for Muslim n affairs also stepped down after news about his stint on the fund’s board - which includes fundamentalist imam - prompting The Wall Street Journal inquiries about relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and his long personal relationship with Hamas Jamal Said.

Obama desperately needs voters to forget hes the son of a Muslim father who served an incredibly brutal and corrupt Kenyan government; to forget he attended a madrassa in Indonesia and practiced Islam; forget that he campaigned in Kenya on behalf of Raila Odinga, who relied upon chaos, corruption, and violence in his campaign; numerous associations with radical Muslims; forget the photographs of Obama in traditional Muslim clothes, hanging with Muslim radicals such as Mazen Asbahi and anti-Semite Rashid Khalidi.

The mainstream media has frankly put the security of our great country at risk with an Obama coronation media like CNN & MSNBC is the only way Obama managed to steal the Dem nom. It’s extremely concerning that so many Americans could care less about who their candidate really is?? simply amazing and frankly scarey.


"The Last 100 Days"
Hon. James David Manning, PhD.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 18, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Without Hillary as his VP, Obama will not win the Presidency. The End.

Posted by: | August 18, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

If OBAMA does not ask CLINTON to be VP, he is throwing away what would surely be a huge landslide victory for us as DEMOCRATS.

Everyone should take a moment and think rationally about this situation. Half of the AMERICANS who took place in the nomination process supported CLINTON, half supported OBAMA. If either one of these candiates did not offer the VP slot to the other, an equally supported candidate, then we as AMERICANS might conclude that a nominee who would do that does not have the best interests of the party, the country and overall, the world, in mind.

Hopefully OBAMA does what makes the most sense for the party, the country and once again, the world, and asks CLINTON if she will consider being be VP.

What should have been CLINTON/OBAMA to begin with had better at least turn out to be OBAMA/CLINTON or DEMOCRATS chances in NOVEMBER are stunted miserably.

COME ON DEMOCRATS - do the obvious and support a landslide victory in NOVEMBER.

Posted by: amandaGALAXY | August 19, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

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