Obama encourages Virginians to get “Fired Up” for Deeds
Any thought that the President of the United States was working to avoid getting involved in the race in Virginia can now officially be erased. Despite Creigh Deeds trailing in every single public poll, Barack Obama has decided to go “all in” in a last ditch effort to get the Democrat elected Virginia’s next Governor.
In addition to scheduling his second visit to Virginia on behalf of the Deeds’ campaign, Mr. Obama is featured in a new television ad, where he encourages the voters in the Old Dominion who helped him become the first Democrat in 44 years win a presidential election in Virginia to come out and support Deeds.
While the President did not shoot any new material to create the ad, it does feature video from Obama’s previous visit to the Commonwealth in support of Mr. Deeds. At one point he asks the crowd “to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future, with Creigh Deeds leading the great Commonwealth of Virginia.”
The ad can be seen below:
It is not only significant that the White House has deemed the Deeds’ campaign a worthwhile investment, but the new ad demonstrates a marked shift in the Deeds’ campaign strategy. While Mr. Deeds has never separated himself from the President, he has not gone out of his way to embrace him. He of course, refused to call himself an “Obama Democrat” during the second Gubernatorial debate. It was something I asked him about during our exclusive interview last week.
This very public connection between Deeds and Obama, could show the campaign’s effort to fire up a base that polls show to be less than enthusiastic about the Democrats’ campaign.
The Deeds’ campaign has confirmed that President Obama will travel to Old Dominion University for a rally next Tuesday. The latest details are after the jump.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO CAMPAIGN WITH CREIGH DEEDS ON OCTOBER 27TH AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
ALEXANDRIA – President Barack Obama will join Democratic nominee for governor Creigh Deeds for a “Rally for Virginia” on Tuesday, October 27th at Old Dominion University. Further details will be announced in the coming days.
Old Dominion University
Ted Constant Convocation Center
4320 Hampton Blvd