July 13th, 2009
03:46 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama & Biden to jump into '09 races

Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser Thursday for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.
Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser Thursday for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House is calling out the big guns later this week in the battle to keep two governorships in Democratic hands.

Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser Thursday in Virginia for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.

And as previously reported, Barack Obama will be the main attraction Thursday afternoon at a campaign rally for Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey. The first term governor trails former federal prosecutor Chris Christie in the most recent polls of New Jersey voters.

While Obama has headlined seven political fundraising events this year, this will be the first campaign rally he's attended for a fellow Democrat since taking over as president in January.

In Virginia, where Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine is term limited and can't run for re-election, Deeds is locked in what surveys suggest is a dead heat with Republican Bob McDonnell, the former state attorney general.


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soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. aware

    Aloha and mahalo nui loa Sarah Palin! You are not "politics as usual" but Obama is! :)

    Roll on 2012!

    July 13, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  2. Thin is in?

    Maybe you and Bo Bo can tout all your accomplishments Barry?

    Trillion dollar defecit, high unemployment, a stimulus bill that had NO stimulus, apology tour of the world, backtracking on MANY campaign promises etc, etc.

    Mr Community organizer, you are ONE and DONE and take Joe the plagarizer with you.

    Wait a minute, Obama was only a community organizer and spent less than a year as a Senator before running for President and when he did try to do his job he voted present over 150 times.

    Wow, what leadership skillz he has, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh as in "it's not my fault", "I want to vote present" or "I want to apologize for the last 200 plus years".

    Is Palin ready, not a chance, but neither was this "community organizer".

    Four and the door Barry.

    July 13, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. Jeff in Atlanta

    With the deficit topping $1.1 trillion for the year and no jobs being created, tax revenue greatly exaggerated in obama's budget, his plans and "guesses" for the economy being proven wrong daily... who wants another person in government following his lead?

    Go McDonnell!!!!!

    July 13, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Kena

    Kathy .....like Sarah Palin you are a misinformed hockey mom. It's a shame that you don't back your research up with facts. If being a Senator is not holding a real job. Then please explain to me how you can support Mrs. Palin who couldn't even finish her first term as governor.

    July 13, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. Chris D.

    I see Corzine winning w/o Obama's help...... I also like Creigh Deeds in Virginia.........

    July 13, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. gt

    This country is getting worse everyday ,,,,,buget out of control... spending money we dont have , ,,, moral decay ,,, jobs gone ,,, thanks but know thanks joe.....

    July 13, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. John

    Thats what liberals need is foot in the mouth Joe speaking for them.

    WHAT AN IDIOT THAT GUY IS!!!! PRESIDENT ISN'T MUCH BETTER

    July 13, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. Enough

    Can't the constant campaigner Obama ever quit campaigning and get to work?? I guess he can only do what he knows how to do..............and that isn't running the country!

    July 13, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. Phredd

    'Spendin Bo' & 'Bumblin Joe' are doing their level best to put this once great country completely in the crapper. Jimmy Carter type unemployment and inflation are right around the corner.

    July 13, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  10. JLS

    Corzine is toast! If Obama is smart(an oxymoron if ever I heard one), he'd stay away.
    As to Joe "foot in mouth" Biden, if there's ever a reason to vote republican in VA, it'll be when Joe says something stupid, which is automatic.

    July 13, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. Me in Big D

    When the msm starts reporting the TRUE NEWS and not sucking Barry's latest pipe dream, maybe the liberals will finally realize they got screwed. Unfortuantely, its too late for the rest of us. Barry and his dreams have screwed us all and we'll be paying for it for many years to come.

    July 13, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Palincomparison to Obama

    Unlike the last President, our brilliant new President can multitask.
    Have you noticed how much he's gotten done and how much he's improved foreign relations?

    Have you noticed that we're 20% into the implementation of the stimulus?

    Have a little patience. You put up with an idiot for 8 years and Obama can't undo all the damage in 5 months.

    He's on the right track.

    Quit criticizing and try to be part of the solution. Volunteer. Ask how you can help instead of being whiners and bad losers.

    Be the party of Yes We Can. Join the winning team and be a patriot and support your brilliant new President. It can only help.

    July 13, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  13. Proud Member..Party of No

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 28% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8.

    July 13, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. Bob in NJ

    Christie going to run away with this one..Too many people in Jersey fed up with insane property taxes..

    July 13, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  15. Gonadd

    Kena…..like Barack Obama you are a misinformed liberal loon. It's a shame that you don't back your research up with facts. If being a Senator is not holding a real job. Then please explain to me how you can support Mr. Obama who couldn't even finish his first term as gov...... oh, wait, he didn't even have that much experience.

    July 13, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. seebofubar

    If Obama and Biden are the "BIG GUNS" then the Democratic party is doomed. TOO BAD. What a pair of SCHLUBS !

    July 13, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  17. tedious898

    Boy, the Faux news flunkies are in full force.
    Let's see these faithful idiots are pushing the usual talking points:

    - Its all Obama's fault the economy is all screwed up. Heck...he's had a full 6 months to fix the mess left by "DUMB Dubya" and to this point has come thru. We want Bush and Cheney back in the WH

    - Obama is a failure....community organizer has no qualifications. The reality is our President is an intellectual. you know... Harvard honors, and constitutional professor. Of course u ignorant losers have nothing in common with a scholar and educational achievements.

    - Obama isn't smart without a teleprompter. Right........Of course the fact the previous president couldn't read much better than a 3rd grader would appeal to you people so much more.

    I understand that you hate Obama for a myriad of reasons. But if you have one iota of a pea brain, you might cut the man some slack in trying to fix the mess we're in. It takes longer than 6 months to clean up 8 years of incompetence. If you don't believe me, take a class in macro economics ...right after you graduate 1st grade. Geesh

    July 13, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. Cali J

    Hey Biden and Obama, how about attacking unemployment and healthcare, and foreclosures instead of campaigning. Leave the campaigning up to those who are fighting for their own positions and you two do what you were elected to do. Obama has never gotten out of campaign mode. Unemployment reaching 10% quickly should wipe that stupid smile off of your face. The federal deficit surpassed 1 trillion dollars today for the first time in history, and there's two months to go in this fiscal year. Vote these clowns out as soon as possible.

    July 13, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  19. Mary

    Obama stick to messing up our country!!! Why bring more screw- ups to the mix!!!

    July 13, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  20. demwit

    Unfortunately Doofus and the Big Spending Socialist won't be of much help with moderate democrats and independents.

    July 13, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  21. citizenjane

    @Kathy

    Keep the pipe dream going. You might even convince yourself some day that Palin really is presidential material.

    Like it or not, Obama has 3 years left of his presidency. Unless you count flushing herself down the toilet, "experience", Palin hasn't anywhere to go to gain the "experience" she will need to compete within her own party for nomination, let alone in the national arena.

    One by one, she has quit every job she has ever held.

    July 13, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
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