October 29th, 2009
12:55 PM ET
5 years ago

Letter from Obama hits Virginia mailboxes

Obama's name is on a letter being sent out to Virginia voters.
Obama's name is on a letter being sent out to Virginia voters.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – With their final mailing of the Virginia governor's race, Democrats are hoping President Obama can motivate his 2008 supporters to show up once again for Creigh Deeds next Tuesday.

The Democratic Party of Virginia sent a mail piece Thursday to 330,000 "surge voters" - the Democrats who voted for the first time in 2008 and helped propel Obama to victory in the Commonwealth.

"Last year you joined with over 600,000 Virginians who registered and voted for the first time in their lives," reads the one-page letter, titled "A special message from President Barack Obama." "Your message was clear, your voice was heard and today we're beginning to see the fruits of that labor."

"To make real changes in this country, it will take more than just my presidency - it requires your continued vigilance in the cause of progress," the note continues.

The president goes on to ask voters to make time to go to the polls on November 3 and cast their ballots for Deeds, "the partner I need in Virginia."

Obama appeared with Deeds earlier this week in Norfolk in an effort to rally Democrats who have been less-than enthusiastic about the governor's race. Deeds is trailing Republican Bob McDonnell in the polls.


Filed under: Creigh Deeds • President Obama • Virginia
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. JP

    Sure enough; today we're beginning to see the fruits of that labor, fruits are little sour though.

    October 29, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. David S.

    Yeah send out more mailers to people to con more people into destroying this country

    October 29, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Hammerer

    Gives you a look at Obama's priorties, get out the vote and send cash. Never mind that the national debt is growing at record rates from all time highs, jobless citizens are at record numbers, American troops are dieing in highest numbers of the Afghanistan war and All Obama can do is campaign, look presidentual and smile.
    After all of the campaign promises of swift action and good decisions all we get is a "don't rush me" . Guess that went the way of the "hope and change" and the other campaign propaganda.

    October 29, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Wake Up

    "Dear Virginia- If you don't support who I say, I will put you on my enemies list. Also, I put us 1.42 Trillion in debt in 9 months...just wait until i'm in this through a whole term!"

    Obama doesn't understand, the public is sick of him and is now seeing through his lies.

    October 29, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Terry from West Texas

    Virginia and South Carolina were leaders of the Confederacy and those folks are still fighting the national government. Even though Conservatism is determined to destroy the middle class, lower our wages, degrade our working conditions, remove our benefits, make health care hard to get, and reduce individual freedom so as to maximize the freedom of global corporations, they still are agin the feds.

    October 29, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  6. Mark

    Great, that's all I need, more junk mail.

    October 29, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Jay T.

    Christie is a fat pig! I wish more politicians would encourage people to say what is obvious. Gingrich you are a hypocrite! Specter you are a turncoat!

    October 29, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Mississippi Miss

    If the President would only be this aggressive in dealing with the war in Afghanistan. He was really quick when it came to changing the name from 'The war on terror... to 'overseas contingency operation'.

    He would rather 'play politics' than really lead. He is a great actor, his world is a stage. I am staying tuned to see how safe my corner of the world remains There is more than a good chance, that he will get the war strategy wrong too. Have you been paying attention to this guy?
    Amazing. ( and I don't mean that as a compliment).

    October 29, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  9. Idiot_Pelosi

    You don't understand OBOZO,

    Your popularity has long faded. People want you and your cronies out.

    CHANGE FOR WORSE is what we got with you

    October 29, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  10. carlos, THAT one

    mc. done is done, this misogynist of the worst kind will NOT win in Virginia......women unite against the THESIS THESIS THESIS writer....besides, he is a CON servative also of the worst kind-aren't they all?

    October 29, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Fool me once...

    I really wonder if the same people will fall for the "change" thing again. "It ain't working out so good yet y'all and if' we gotta wait much longer we might have to get us a job or somethin'.

    If they do it again it speaks volumes for the future of the country under this form of government.

    October 29, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. gt

    the" fruits " that the american people are seeing " are fruitie ideas and broken promises",,,, change is like that of a zebra ,,, they dont change there stripes.....if we americans knew now what we didnt know in november,,,virginia would of be a red state....

    October 29, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Right Leaning Independent

    We have enough Obama types running the US into the ground. Lets get some citizens that are interested in the good of our country rather than just their party! I hope Obama and the Dems just wasted a bunch of money on these mailings!!

    October 29, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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