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McCain's Campaign Holds Events in Va Today

Anita Kumar

Republican presidential nominee John McCain's campaign is holding a flurry of campaign events in Virginia today, perhaps in response to yet another visit to the state by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Events will take place in Prince William, Loudoun, Greene and Henrico counties and will include appearances by Joe McCain, McCain's brother; Jeffrey Frederick, state GOP chairman; Paul Galanti, a former prisoner of war; U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf; and Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board, among others.

Obama is holding a rally in Newport News today. His running mate, Joe Biden, will appear in Roanoke and suburban Richmond tomorrow.

See the list of McCain campaign events below:


WHO: Joe McCain, Veteran and Brother of John McCain
Jeff Frederick, RPV Chairman
Corey Stewart, PWC Chairman

WHAT: Bikers for McCain-Palin Rally & Troop Benefit

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Prince William County Stadium Complex
7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge
Prince William County, VA 22192


WHO: Commander Paul Galanti, USN (Ret.), Vietnam Veteran and Former POW

WHAT: Bikers for McCain-Palin Rally & Troop Benefit

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Richmond Harley Davidson
10441 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen
Henrico, VA 23059


WHO: Joe McCain, Veteran and Brother of John McCain
Congressman Frank Wolf
Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN (Ret.)
Cmdr. Everett Alvarez, USN (Ret.)
Virginia Veterans f or McCain-Palin Coalition
Loudoun County Republican Committee

WHAT: "Country First" Victory Rally

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Lansdowne Town Center
Off Route 7 at Belmont Ridge Drive
Promenade Drive & Winmeade Drive/Fountain Plaza


WHO: State Delegate Rob Bell
Captain Chuck "Sneakers" Nesby
Congressman Virgil Goode
Governor Jim Gilmore

WHAT: Greene County Republican Pig Roast

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: October Hill Farm
On Route 810 West of Stanardsville


WHO: Joe McCain, Veteran and Brother of John McCain

WHAT: Oktoberfest/Victory for Virginia Rally

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Swedenburg Estate Vineyards
23595 Winery Lane

By Anita Kumar  |  October 4, 2008; 12:19 PM ET
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That's nice of of the McCain campaign to send surrogates, but where is the man? It appears he's taking the day off and has no public events, anywhere. He must be tired.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 4, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Palin's lies about Obama "palling around with terrorists" come as e-mails circulate on the Internet with suggestions that the Democratic candidate is secretly a radical, foreign-born Muslim with designs against the U.S. — even though Obama is a native of Hawaii, a Christian and has no connections to Muslim extremists.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 4, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Where's Va Gina Cheney?

Posted by: hamishdad | October 4, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous at 7:31 PM:

If John McCain had started his career in politics by holding an event at the home of an abortion clinic bomber, his career never would have gotten off the ground.

Barack Obama begins his political career with an event at the home of an unrepentant terrorist who organized bombings (which resulted in four deaths) in several locations, and we're supposed to think that's okay. Obama has yet to even renounce Ayers, and has served on boards with him.

Finally, the McCain campaign is growing the set it needs to point out the WHOLE story on Barack Obama. The mainstream media will scream, but it's about time somebody had the guts to speak the truth.

Posted by: Michael Harris | October 5, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

We cannot trust the GOP with the future of our country.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 5, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: hottopics | October 5, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

McCain / Palin = Bush /Cheney. How much more scary can you get. IF any intelligent person even considers voting for McCain, he has serious issues.

Posted by: SadAmerican | October 5, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Here's another Sarah Palin tidbit:

Posted by: AZMac | October 5, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Palin's husband was a member of a society which advocated Alaska's secession from the United States of America. Does that mean she was aiding and abetting this group?
Does that make her an associate of someone who advocated treason?

Posted by: seems to me | October 5, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Ms. palin is nothing more than window dressing. Pandering to the same right wing that Carl Rove defined as crazy fools...
Why should I support a party that considers me a fool. What is there agenda... Considering the current state of affairs, what else do they have up there selves, before election day.
Be aware of Mc Cain and Palin.
Stand with eyes open pay attention...
They speak with forked tongue,
Your rights are on the line...

Posted by: sungoh | October 5, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

This Sarah Palin is stupid. She must have Joe Lieberman read her the New York Times.
Sarah Palin will do anything and say anything they tell her to. What an idiot.
If she ever gets to the White House, she will be the door mat.

Posted by: Ron | October 5, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

From the AIP website

Q: What is the Alaskan Independence Party?

A: An Alaskan political party whose members advocate a range of solutions to the conflicts between federal and local authority; from advocacy for state's rights, through a return to territorial status, all the way to complete independence and nationhood status for Alaska.

Q: Aren't most Alaskan Independence Party members a bunch of radicals and Kooks?

A: The party has its share of individualists, in the grand Alaskan tradition. No longer a fringe party, the A.I.P. is a viable third party with a serious mission and qualified candidates for elected offices.

Q: If Alaska became independent, wouldn't we lose a lot of federal money?

A: No. If Alaska returned to territorial status, most federal money would still be available. If Alaska were to attain complete independence, its revenues from oil and other natural resources would far exceed the amounts currently received from the federal government, at our current level of resource utilization.

Q: If Alaska were independent, what would happen to my social security check, federal pension, or military retirement?

A: People receive these checks around the world, regardless of their place of residence. In most cases eligibility for such checks would not be affected by Alaskan independence.

Q: If Alaska became independent, would U.S. military bases leave?

A: The strategic location of Alaska would indicate that it would serve U.S. interests to maintain a presence in Alaska. The military are good neighbors. There would be no compelling reason for the military to leave Alaska.

Q: Didn't we vote for statehood already?

A: The vote for statehood was invalid because the people were not presented with the range of options available to them. Further, the federal government has since breached the contract for statehood on numerous occasions in over a dozen serious and substantial instances.

Q: Under independence, what would happen to all the federal controls and regulations?

A: We believe that controls should be exerted by the lowest possible governmental unit. The people of Alaska can better decide what controls need to be in place than can bureaucrats in Washington. Specific local regulation might be either more or less restrictive than current federal regulation. The point is that it will be our regulation, not Washington's.

Q: Would I lose my U.S. citizenship?

A: Depending on the form of independence, several forms of citizenship would be possible, including the retention of U.S. citizenship or dual citizenship. However, considering the moral, educational, and economic decay of the U.S., Alaskans' who hold themselves to a higher standard might very well decide to at least maintain an arm's length distance from a country in decline.

Q: What will happen to major U.S. stores such as Sears, Safeway, and McDonald's?

A: Any company which found it profitable to sell in Alaska would remain. Without the constraints of the deteriorating U.S. economy, and with the enormous wealth of Alaska, international as well as local companies will prosper.

Todd Palin was a member for years.

Palin said, "Goodluck on a successful and inspiring convention, keep up the good work and god bless you." She spoke to their convention as governor in 2008.

Posted by: seems to me | October 5, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Hey Mr. Anonymous
Obama was 8 yrs old at the time Aryes,as you say was called as a terrorist.The blind following the pied piper. You'd beleive anyhing these people say,you're to dumb to check it out for yourself.If all else fails "LIE" Hitler did, just before he invaded Poland. " LIE " By the time reality hits, it's too late....
The big " LIE " was attributted to the communist, when in fact it was Hitler..
Nuff said....

Posted by: sungoh | October 5, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Even after the election, if we truly want to take our country back we must make sure that the Department of Justice follows through with the investigation of itself during the reign of Alberto Gonzales. We could solve some of our unemployment problems by putting an army of attorneys to work on send people to jail, starting with Karl Rove.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 5, 2008 5:49 AM | Report abuse

See Out Takes Of the VP Debates, and all the presidentail debats.

See John McCain loosing his temper, calling a reporter a a hole and saying the f word over and over again.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 5, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

In the late 1980s and early 1990s there was a joke about Arizona.

"Arizona has the best senator money can buy".

This joke came into being thanks to John McCain who worked his butt off to mastermind and to help Charles Keating rip off the Lincoln Savings and Loan. What did McCain get in return? Keating gave McCain and his family and the family nanny many luxurious vacations in Cat cay, Bahamas. The McCains got free use of the Keatings Jet as well as well over $112,000 in campaign donations and gifts from the Keatings. At the end Keatings was sentenced to 5 years in prison. McCain narrowly escaped prison (because he was considered a vietnam war hero). Who lost? About 21,000 elderly people lost all their life savings and pension funds.

McCain's slogan of "Country first" is a joke given his track record of having a hand in the Keatings Savings and Loans scandal in the late 80s and his help in deregulating the banks that contributed to the current financial collapse of the mortgage and credit market.

Posted by: Steve Goldberg | October 5, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I hope these Generals, who are basically selling people on indirectly funding "The Industrial Military Complex" Ike warned about in his final speech to the nation, also warn the Virgina voters. They won't. It's their job to get more money for WAR and to keep people in the WAR industry, employed, fat and happy.

WAR is their business. WAR is John McCains business. Keep this idea in mind about candidates:

Erractic: The first signs that show an underlying instabilty.
Instability: The first signs that show in an unbalanced person.

You don't give anyone unbalanced or erratic anything that represents a sense of power.
No guns or weapons, no cache of fertilizer, and certainly no command of a military power.

Power is abused without fail, in the hands of one erractic and unstable.

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | October 5, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Look here from foxnews:McCain Bro calls N. Virginia Communist Country

Posted by: ColMO | October 5, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Every single American voter should read the article "Make-Believe Maverick" recently published by Rolling Stone magazine. Google the title; it's well worth the read.

Now that the campaign can't find a way to separate McCain from his 90+% support of George Bush's failed policies, it is on the attack. The goal is to distract voters' attention with emotionally charged issues and personal smears of Obama.

Since the convention, McCain and Palin have distorted the facts, made false accusations, and lied to the American people. Major news outlets, with the exception of Fox, of course, condemned and debunked his claims.

When you hear these attacks, I urge you to go to or Click on Fight the Smears to learn the truth and find out who is behind them. McCain has no where left to turn so it's getting ugly out there. Put on your slickers; here comes the slime!

Posted by: Carol A. | October 5, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

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