Obama signs email for Deeds
More signs that Democrat Creigh Deeds has made a late turn to Obama Democrats, in hopes of revving up the Democratic base behind his candidacy for governor: An email went out Wednesday to supporters of Organizing for America in Virginia, Obama's political organization. Unlike last week's missive that come out under the hand of the group's executive director, this email was signed by the man himself.
"We've worked too hard and come too far to let Virginia slip back. Creigh Deeds has embraced the movement you started by speaking directly and honestly to Virginians about the challenges ahead and the ideas that will move us forward," writes President Obama in the email.
OFA sent out in an email in Obama's name once before, the day after Deeds won the Democratic primary. Click through to read today's email in full.
Virginia, it's time to get fired up. I've just announced that I'll be visiting next Tuesday to rally you and your neighbors in support of Creigh Deeds and our movement for change. Creigh Deeds has offered real solutions to address Virginia's challenges in transportation and the economy, and it's up to us now to build the support that will make those solutions a reality.
We made history here in Virginia last year. Together with your neighbors, you built a movement in order to move this commonwealth and our country forward.
But from day one, we knew we were working toward something far greater than simply one election. It was about changing the way politics in our country works -- from the bottom up, face to face, one conversation at a time. And it was about getting beyond the divisiveness and petty politics that have kept too many out of the process.
That promise is now ours to keep.
Election Day in Virginia is less than two weeks away, and you have an important choice to make -- not just in how you vote, but in what you make of this important opportunity to create change. We can take a giant step together toward keeping that promise of a better future for Virginia by doing all that we can to elect Creigh Deeds as the next governor.
Join fellow Virginians in keeping the promise of change alive by volunteering for Creigh Deeds:
We've worked too hard and come too far to let Virginia slip back. Creigh Deeds has embraced the movement you started by speaking directly and honestly to Virginians about the challenges ahead and the ideas that will move us forward.
His record of bringing people together to create solutions to difficult challenges is exactly the kind of change we built this movement to achieve -- and it's exactly what Virginia needs now.
But it's up to you to make sure that your friends and neighbors know the stark choice they face in this election by making calls and knocking on doors. And it's up to you to make sure that those we helped to vote and get involved for the first time in Virginia last year do so again now.
We know firsthand that we can win elections in Virginia the right way -- one real, thoughtful conversation at a time. But we also know the only way it can happen is when people who believe in our cause step up and get involved. That means this year, right now, it all comes down to you.
Help keep the promise of change alive by getting involved and building support for Creigh Deeds in these final two weeks:
President Barack Obama
October 21, 2009; 2:58 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Barack Obama , Creigh Deeds , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman
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