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Obama Brings Campaign to Richmond

Tim Craig

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will make his eighth campaign stop in Virginia on Wednesday when he holds a rally at the 13,000-seat Richmond Coliseum.

The rally, which follows an event GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin held in Richmond a week ago, will begin at noon.

Obama's campaign is also bringing musician Dave Matthews to Richmond on Sunday.

Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds will perform a free concert at Virginia Commonwealth University to encourage people to vote on Election Day.

By Tim Craig  |  October 20, 2008; 12:04 PM ET
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FULL DISCLOSURE. WHO IS SIGNATOR: OBAMA'S FRIEND, CONFIDANT, LOVER? The media has persecuted everyone associated with this campaign, even those not connected with the campaign, like Joe the Plumber. SO WHY THE SILENCE FROM OBAMA? IS THIS MAN HIS DRUGDEALER? HIS GAY LOVER? (Both of those conjectures have been fully revealed by bloggers seeking the truth.) Of course, you won't see these questions posed by the media to OBAMA, because he's "The One" and not to be investigated, questioned or even spoken to directly. Obama is too important, and too FAR ABOVE THE PUBLIC - FAR SUPERIOR TO HIS FELLOW PUBLIC SERVANTS to be so humanely examined. Butl on the other hand, it's just fine for Obama, the media, the sick sycophant bloggers to try to harm a woman of courage and conviction - a family woman, a loving mother, a HUGELY popular governor (imagine an elected official who has maintained their integrity while garnering 80 PERCENT of their public's approval). Silly me......... INTEGRITY IS A WORD NEVER ASSOCIATED WITH OBAMA

Posted by: DemocratForPeace | October 20, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

To DemocratforPeace: You are deranged.

Posted by: posterchild90 | October 20, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

It is great that Obama is so in tuned in the poverty of this nation and world. The Borgen Project is as well. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget. Go to to find out more!

In comparison to the 700 billion financial bail out of institutions, only 30 billion dollars is needed for the annual shortfall to end world hunger.

Posted by: Veronica | October 20, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Wh-wh-what in the blue hell are you talking about?

Posted by: Mr. G | October 20, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

The fact that Obama and McCain are the picks for both parties and the two decisions we have to choose from, means our country is in big trouble! I think Obama will win, because so many people are voting for him because he is black, and others simply do not like McCain, and others buy the Obama for change 'marlarky' hook line and sinker!

Posted by: Timezone | October 20, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

For a minute there I thought DemocratForPeace was Sarah Palin. Neither make any sense...

Posted by: BOPST | October 20, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

and Timezone underestimates Obama's abilities...

Posted by: Bopst | October 20, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

To DemocratforPeace

Your "family woman" "loving mother" has blasted a FAMILY MAN and a LOVING FATHER who is also INTELLIGENT, CAPABLE and ABOVE MUDSLING -- three things I cannot say I associate with Palin. I am appalled at her trash talking and bending the facts. A "loving mother" should be a truer moral compass for her children. Her name will be in the history books for the nomination --the lipstick, trash talking/garbage and wallowing in the mud hopefully will be there as well.

posterchild90 -- I appauld your restraint and PC statement

Posted by: ghow123 | October 20, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

DemocratForPeace; you are IGNORANT and obviously don't bother to research anything regarding 'your love' Palin. She is a FAKE, FRAUD AND OPPORTUNIST! She is just like McCain in those regards. She is NOT stupid, but she is IGNORANT and UNQUALIFIED to be anything more than a dog catcher, if she is lucky. Her national and world KNOWLEDGE is nonexistent. Your descriptions of her: family woman, a loving mother, a HUGELY popular governor with 80% popularity [is fast fading and is now listed at closer to 60%] are nothing than your imagination working overtime. You can say whatever you wish in your descriptions, but we all know they are as ridiculous as you.

All that aside, she is NOT QUALIFIED to even be considered for VP [God forbid POTUS] much less selected for the position, so she alone will cause McCain to lose this election based on his cpoor judgment in selecting her more than all the other bases for his hateful and vile campaign.

But then again, you keep on dreaming cause I doubt that we have to worry about that nightmare scenario materializing!

BTW, Veronica, I hope Obama slashes the Defense Dept. budget since they receive more money for 'crap' and waste than any other agency.

Posted by: FedUpinVA | October 20, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse


Get busy!

Otherwise nut-jobs '...Democratforpeace, et al' who listen to Fox will flood the polls to get their candidate Palin into the whitehouse... (Where in the heck does a wing-nut like 'democratforpeace' get the idea to nickname themselves that, anyway???)

Posted by: JBE | October 20, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

So Timezone, you've got Obama's supporters all figured out. We're all either voting for Obama because he is black or because we don't like John McCain. You could have saved all of his contributors alot of money if you would have told us early on that Obama didn't need to say or do anything to win votes. He could have just stood around at the debates and at rallies being black and not being John McCain.

Posted by: exco | October 20, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Democratforpeace, let me know when you are ready to kll yourself? Just plain crazy with too much time on your hands.

Posted by: What | October 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

mark my words..... VIRGINIA WILL TURN BLUE

Posted by: moni79 | October 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Of course Palin is popular in Alaska! She's paid out $3200 for EVERY man, woman, and child in Alaska this year w/oil profits that WE paid for at the pumps...thats $13,000 for a family of four! I'm sure kindergarten kids in Alaska pay alot of taxes! How is that not socialism on a MASSIVE scale again??

Posted by: Anonymous | October 20, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm more concerned about McCain's cancer returning and leaving us all with Palin as President!

When was the last time McCain had a check-up?

Posted by: Sue | October 20, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: elbuzz | October 20, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Joe the Plumber said on Hanity tonight, “Obama’s tax policies are breading mediocrity”.
He understands that if you tax people too much they will stop working hard. Or they might switch to cash economy. Either way tax revenues go down.
Joe the Plumber gets it, Obama does not.

In the Soviet Union people used to say, “YOU PRETEND YOU PAY, I PRETEND I WORK”, Joe understand, Obama doesn’t

Posted by: Alexandra | October 20, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

The press worked hard 24/7 to glorify Obama for the last 8 month, despite that fact that he lacks experience, judgement, character, integrity, etc. But the polls are tightening. I guess you just can not fool all the people all of the time, even if you are CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NEW YORK TIMES, etc, etc, etc

Posted by: Alexandra | October 20, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Thank You comrade Alexandra for your glorious words. We are all now so much wiser for having read them.

Posted by: Boris | October 20, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

is it really in richmond

Posted by: brittany | October 21, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Yes I agree Alexandra. Joe the Plumber was breading mediocrity so he could serve it up with his normal dinner fare of garage, hypocrisy, and lies. This mutt has a lein out against him for not paying his 2007 taxes and he's too stupid to realize he'll benefit under Obama.

Love the conservative party.... vote the emotions, not the facts ...

Posted by: Dudurontame | October 21, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

McCain & Palin are simple minded, if not entirely delusional thinkers, much like DemocratForPeace. Do we REALLY want the lowest common denominators like that running things?? I think not.

Your vote for OBAMA/BIDEN will bring intelligence, civility, tolerance, justice and dignity BACK to the White House and our country.

Posted by: SMS | October 21, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

New campaign endorsement, "LCD for the GOP".

Posted by: Dudeurontame | October 21, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

TimeZone, you are a bit lost, my friend.

Most people are voting for Obama because they want a President who will bring both sides, left and right, together as one. Right now, in this nation, America is lost!!! We have Americans who call other Americans, they don't agree with, Communists. That is unacceptable. We have people in the midwest who think they are REAL Americans and other people aren't. That too is unacceptable.

McCain at one time was a true Maverick, who would bring left and right together but those days are gone. McCain is out there calling Obama "too liberal" and insulting liberals and encouraging hatred all over again.

That is why Obama will win. It has very little to do with his race but his ability to inspire people who want to see a better tommorow.

Posted by: Whatthef*** | October 22, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

What is a "Signator"? LOL

Posted by: Matthew | October 22, 2008 8:30 AM | Report abuse

So Obama has some African in his bloodline, so he must do drugs, therefore has a drug dealer-- unless he is one, which is OBVIOUSLY how he got there. (We white Christian ultra-conservatives LOVE USING ALL CAPS because it's AS CLOSE AS WE CAN GET TO YELLING ANGRILY online.) He is well spoken and enunciates, so he must be gay, therefore must have a gay LOVER. And the LIBERAL ELITIST MEDIA is the group persecuting people, not us. Just because we call anyone who has different opinions, has a passport, believes in evolution, or seems to believe that the other countries in the world are more than just places for our bombs to land on people who speak jibberish. I love America so much I want my state to secede from it. We will call it REAL AMERICA and make maps that show the lower 48 states and that CESSPOOL THAT BREEDS TERRORISTS like obama, Hawaii as FAKE AMERICA. Except those cute little pockets that are 100% white and dont mind if we rape their land and give their money to oil corporations, we will call those REAL AMERICA too.

Posted by: Scott Miller | October 22, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

The fact that Obama and McCain are the picks for both parties and the two decisions we have to choose from, means our country is in big trouble! I think Obama will win, because so many people are voting for him because he is black, and others simply do not like McCain, and others buy the Obama for change 'marlarky' hook line and sinker!

Posted by: Timezone | October 20, 2008 2:35 PM


Eh, not all people are voting for Obama because he is black, they're voting for him because of loons like you are in the White House.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 22, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: fu_buki | October 23, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Here's an example of "democratic" financial responsibility:

WHO screwed up Social Security??

When Social Security began the "democrats" SAID:

Participation would be VOLUNTARY.

The contributions would be TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

The funds wouldn't be used for anything ELSE, and

interest would ADD to the account.

The payouts would NEVER BE TAXED.

LBJ & demo majorities in the House and Senate put the

funds in the General Fund so they could use it for

their pet projects (PORK), no interest adds to the

fund now!

CARTER & demo majorities in the House and Senate

gave Social Security to immigrants who had never


CLINTON & demo majorities in the House and Senate

made the CONTRIBUTIONS taxable, AND made the

PAYOUTS taxable! (Al Gore cast the deciding vote on

the payouts!)

OBAMA wants to GIVE Social Security to the 11 million


Medicare! (Think more or them will come then to get

in on THAT?) AND, with demo majorities in the House

and Senate, he'll SUCCEED!

AND, after all THAT, the "democrats" have the GALL to

blame Republicans for the mess Social Security is in!

Posted by: lightnin001 | October 23, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

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