October 22nd, 2008
06:16 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: 'This looks like the real 'Virginia to me'

Obama brought up comments made by various Republicans about certain places being 'real America'.
Obama brought up comments made by various Republicans about certain places being 'real America'.

LEESBURG, Virginia (CNN) - In recent days, comments made by various Republicans about certain places being the "real America" or certain people being "pro-America" have started to creep into Barack Obama's stump speech. The lines appear to be resonating with supporters.

"I know some folks may not think so, but this looks like the real Virginia to me. This looks like authentic Virginia and y'all look like a bunch of Virginians," he said at an early evening rally. "I've been traveling across this great state of Virginia. I've met folks everywhere I go I haven't seen a real Virginia and a fake Virginia I've just seen Virginia."

As Obama's motorcade made its way through quaint downtown Leesburg, residents were lining the streets and standing on porches waving a mix of Obama and McCain signs. Hanging from one white Victorian home was a hand painted sign that said "real Virginians for Obama."


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