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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:15 PM

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Why aren't the candidates spending time there this week? Romney especially. He's got to win it for Ohio even to matter.

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primaryblue Oct 2012 OP
BraKez2 Oct 2012 #1
primaryblue Oct 2012 #4
BraKez2 Oct 2012 #6
RichGirl Oct 2012 #13
MSMITH33156 Oct 2012 #2
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #9
BraKez2 Oct 2012 #11
RichGirl Oct 2012 #14
VirginiaTarheel Oct 2012 #16
beac Oct 2012 #18
Nay Oct 2012 #22
BraKez2 Oct 2012 #3
ffr Oct 2012 #5
Jennicut Oct 2012 #7
libdem4life Oct 2012 #8
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #10
Lex Oct 2012 #12
libdem4life Oct 2012 #15
blazeKing Oct 2012 #17
fujiyama Oct 2012 #19
blazeKing Oct 2012 #21
beac Oct 2012 #20
ohheckyeah Oct 2012 #23

Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:16 PM

1. Obama in Richmond Tomorrow

Biden in Lynchburg Saturday...

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Response to BraKez2 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:19 PM

4. Good, good

Crazy that Romney has spent these past two days sitting in Nevada while his chances of being president may well be slipping away in FL, VA and OH..

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Response to primaryblue (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:22 PM

6. And President Obama was at

George Mason last Friday that's where he coined the word.... #Romnesia

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Response to primaryblue (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:32 PM

13. Who cares!

As a Virginian....I'm glad he's not coming here.

Your right though....it is CRAZY...literally! The last debate probably threatened his mental health.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:17 PM

2. They are going heavier into states

that have early voting. They can go there, get a bunch of people to show up to a rally, and then send them off to the polls. But, as mentioned, the Obama team will be here.

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Response to MSMITH33156 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:28 PM

9. Does Virginia have any in-person early voting?

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:31 PM

11. Absentee only

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:33 PM

14. The only people who can vote early on a machine are poll workers.

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:52 PM

16. Actually, I voted absentee in person on a machine in Virginia in late September

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:14 AM

18. We have "absentee-in-person" voting where you do vote on a machine at the registrar's office.

However, Virginia only allows any kind of absentee voting under a very narrow set of circumstances:
http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/absenteevoting.html

Of course, in the land of trans-vaginal fetus-worshipping where I live, "pregnancy" is lumped in with the disabilities and illnesses that qualify you to vote absentee. Can't have those baby-machines risking miscarriage by getting out of their binders to go vote with the menfolk, yanno.

Sometimes, I really hate my state.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:39 AM

22. No 'early' voting -- only absentee. I voted absentee today, since I'll be in TN on election day.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:18 PM

3. The Boss had a concert in Charlottesville

Yesterday as well...

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:20 PM

5. He's done that once before.

He (rMoney) may be shoring up down-ticket candidates in the event RR doesn't win. And if he somehow wins, through us beating ourselves, he'll have a congress to work with.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

7. Obama had a crazy schedule today and will tomorrow as well.


We’re gonna pull an all-nighter!” a revved-up Mr. Obama told a crowd of 3,500 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds here in Davenport. “No Sleep! We’re starting in Iowa, then we’re gonna go to Colorado, then Nevada, California, then we’re gonna go to Florida, then Virginia, Ohio, and then we’re going to Illinois to vote.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/obama-kicks-off-nine-state-campaign-tour/

He is everywhere.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:28 PM

8. Perhaps he is really not well. The pressure...his Act...dragging the entire family around...Ann

still has MS...my guess is that this is all just a place holder for Jeb 2016 and it's starting to wear him down.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

10. He isn't used to doing his own work.

His whole life, he has always been able to order somebody else to do his work.

He tried to do the same thing this campaign, figuring that with his vast money advantage, ads would do his work for him.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:31 PM

12. Bingo.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:50 PM

15. That, too. Maybe he was bored? But I do know that his family DID NOT want him to run.

Think we're beginning to find out why.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:08 AM

17. Obama won VA in 2008 by a wider margin than in OH

 

Let's be frank here, Romney and his corporate unlimited money KKKarl goon squad has a massive AD blitz going on right now. They have 2 ads for 1 Obama ad, and that's not counting their huge amounts of anti-Kaine ads. I just saw the Mark Warner/Kaine ad tonight and was impressed so hopefully that will keep the numbers up for our Senate chance here.

But having lived here in North/Central VA I can assure you that there is heavy support for Obama going on. Romney has the huge signs on the streets, but the houses have equal obama to romney signs. This is a good sign here. Back when Bush was winning VA there were barely any Dem signs anywhere. We're changing and becoming more like PA than like NC. I swear I see a lot more support for Obama now than in 2008 but that may be a response to all the Romney signs going up.

Funny enough, the ads have Repugs whining about how government spending on the military will be cut by Obama and Kaine and jobs will be lost. Wait, I thought they said Govt doesn't create jobs? They LOOOOVEEE spending...as long as it's on unneeded war machines.

Virginia will go blue for two (Obama and Kaine).

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:19 AM

19. Do you feel there will be much ticket splitting?

Between Romney and Kaine? I'm skeptical myself. I just don't see too many that are going to vote for a Dem in the Senate but want Romney for president. I think the party that wins the Senate seat also takes the EVs. As you mentioned, Obama won VA by a higher margin than OH in '08, though of course the bailout and the economic improvement in the midwest is benefiting Obama greatly.

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Response to fujiyama (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:29 AM

21. There could be some Romney/Kaine splitters

 

I know there are a number of folks here that have been brainwashed into thinking that Obama has failed or whatever but are sick of Allen.

Obama/Allen voters? Not a chance, no way. Not happening.


The unemployment rate here is not bad at all so the misleading ads have had to say that wages are going down or taxes are going up..all lies, none true and most here aren't falling for it.

Allen doesn't offer anything. He's your average countryclub Republican who feels because of his daddy that he's entitled to power. Couple that with having Mark Warner on the stump for Kaine, I just don't see any chance that we will lose this Senate race here. Or Presidential race for that matter.

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:20 AM

20. The HUGE sign thing seems to be a state-wide Romney phenomenon.

Just more embarrassment for the homeowners that allowed R&R to defile their property when he loses. I'm pretty certain those signs are a)freebies and b) not just free but 'pushed' by a door-to-door giveaway run by GOP operatives to locations off main drags around the state.

WELCOME to DU, fellow Virginian! Looking forward to celebrating a blue VA w/you on 11/06!

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:40 AM

23. Biden in Lynchburg Saturday.

I got a call about the event. Wish I could go.

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