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Deeds Pulls in the President

Rosalind Helderman

President Barack Obama will travel across the river on Aug. 6 for a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial contender Creigh Deeds at the McLean Hilton, the Deeds campaign confirmed this evening.

Obama will also appear at some kind of public function that day, Deeds spokeman Jared Leopold said. Invitations for the fundraiser went out a couple of days ago.

"Creigh appreciated it when President Obama called him the day after the primary and we're looking forward to campaigning with him in Virginia," Leopold said.

Undoubtedly, the value of a picture of Deeds and Obama together in Virginia depends on who's talking -- and may change if Obama's popularity does between now and November.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  July 23, 2009; 7:10 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Barack Obama , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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I believe President Obama's support of Creigh Deeds will prove to be detrimental to Creigh's campaign. I believe that the majority of Virginians are coming to the realization that Virginia made a big mistake in helping to elect President Obama last November. His policies are really out of line with mainstream Virginians. With this in mind, I have written a song to try to describe my belief. The song is sung to the tune of Johnny Cash's popular song "Folsom Prison Blues" and is titled "Creigh's Obama Blues":

I hear the Prez’ a comin’
he’s comin’ ‘round the bend
and all he wants to do here
Is tax, tax, tax and spend.

I’m stuck with Prez’ Obama,
And his national debt.
He’s takin’ all our money,
and makes Virginians fret.

When I was nominated,
my voters told me, “Creigh
Always be a good man,
don’t have a spendin’ spree.”
But I know that Prez’ Obama,
is gonna spend us dry.
When I see his wasteful spendin’,
I hang my head and cry.

Well, if they freed me from Obama,
if this campaign was just mine,
I bet I’d move it all a little farther down the line.
Far from Prez’ Obama,
that’s where I want to stay.
‘cause his taxin’ and his spendin’,
Scare my votes away.

Posted by: VirginianforFreedom | July 23, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

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