October 12th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
6 years ago

TIME: In Battleground Virginia, a Tale of Two Ground Games

A major Virginia supporter of McCain drew controversy when he compared Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden.
A major Virginia supporter of McCain drew controversy when he compared Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden.

If John McCain is as serious as he says about running a "respectful" campaign against an opponent he considers "a decent person," word hasn't yet trickled down to his newly opened storefront field office in Gainesville, Virginia.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Virginia
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  1. Maggie from Virginia

    Virginia will be blue this election! No weapon formed against Obama shall prosper.

    October 12, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  2. Bobby Jo, Virginia

    The gloves are coming off-Sarah Palin will talk to about 100,000 Virginians tomorrow at 2 rallies, one of them at a NASCAR track.

    No uppity boy Senator is going to win in Virginia-

    October 12, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  3. MCKEATING5 AND MISS ALASKAN ANAL SPHINCTER ‘08 HAVE NOW BOTH BEEN CONVICTED OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS. NOW, I AM AS THRIFTY AS THE NEXT PERSON, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED TO BUY THIS 2 FOR 1!

    it would appear the reptilian party's attacks on Obama is already having a negative impact.

    But not on Obama but on the erratically traveling circus, the RCP shows Obama up to 7.3.

    So, keep up that whole "turning the page" thingy, it is surely working for us Obamabots!

    October 12, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  4. No way no how no McLies

    Is Senator McCain going to offer Senator Obama an apology for the divisive and hateful comments of his surrogates?

    October 12, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  5. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Typical of the republican fear and smear tactics. We need to get the fact out the McCain is STILL friends with G Gordon Liddy (of watergate fame) who spent time in prison and was subverting our very Constitution even way back then.

    We are sick of the republican/Rove tactics.

    October 12, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  6. pam Eugene OR

    Of course McCain has no intention of running a decent or honorable campaign. All his decency and honor are long gone. The left when Palin entered.
    I will be so glad to vote by mail here in Oregon next week and be done watching or listening to the horrible campaign that McCain/Palin are feeding us. It is so sad to see the man I once respected reduced to how he is not.
    Shane on you John McCain. No wonder you need Ambien to sleep at night!

    October 12, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. ANGIE

    pathetic Mccain if you ever want to be considered a decent respectful person YOU BETTER PUT A STOP TO THIS NONSENSE NOW!

    October 12, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |