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. Sniffit

    LOL...let's see how the GOPers like this "surge."

    October 29, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  2. Fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    OK, NOW can you PLEASE send more troops to back up those who are DYING while you stump for your buddies?

    October 29, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. Fitz in Texas

    Has this man no shame??!!! Wonder how many people could have used this money for a meal today. Now that Obama wasted it on his campaigning again, many will go to bed tonight without a meal. So sad, so very sad indeed when a vote is more important than helping your fellow man.

    October 29, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. Bev

    Too late Obama..........McDonnell has a 10-12 point lead. I envy those in Virginia--they are some of the first who get to vote and speak out to say--NO BAMA!!!!

    Obama and the Democrats have now lost Virginia--and Virginia will be voting Republican in 2010 and 2012.

    Republicans/Independents will be voting for the Republican---this leaves only the Democrats voting for Democrats. And, unless Obama is able to perform miracles regarding the economy/unemployment rate by the 2010 elections--a lot of the moderate Dems might just stay home!!!

    October 29, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. phoenix86

    That's right. To make real changes in this country, it will require another president besides this Teleprompter in Chief.

    October 29, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Given the ineptitude of this administration, I'm surprised they got the date right.

    Whatever, lemmings. When Obama says jump, your only allowable answer is "how high?".

    October 29, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. rachel

    Will they have members of the Black Panther Party standing outside the polling places this time?

    October 29, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Bren

    Wow..........Obama and the Democrats are now getting desperate.

    McDonnell is currently leading by double digits--it is too late for any type of Obama miracle in Virginia.

    Maybe they are just trying to prevent a double digit loss???

    Thank you Virginia citizens for voting the way that the majority in the country feel right now!!! I can't wait until the 2010 elections--so that the rest of the country can get their chance to vote as well.

    October 29, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. Ann

    last year you were idiots.. maybe this year you won't be. Imagine, elect someone that Mr. Obama needs.. for golfing?

    October 29, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Micah

    Oh yeah vote for my candidate since I have been so TRANSPARENT and have yet to make this country more DIVISIVE and have accomplished so much. Other than consistently campaigning & constantly whining & complaining about my predecessor I am sure Virginia wants Deeds...

    October 29, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    If they vote McDonnell in, we'll have to listen to them moan and groan for the next 4 years.

    October 29, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  12. Liberal4Obama

    Wake up VA. The time for change has come and the time to act is NOW!

    October 29, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. Jobless Recovery

    Cash for clunkers cost the Federal Government $24,000 per car! Is this change you can believe in? What a waste of money! I would have rather had the 4 billion dispersed between the tax payers...or better yet NOT SPENT.
    When will you Obamabots question the government that works for the taxpayers?

    October 29, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. JK Ashburn, VA

    Thanks to Obama, what has arrived in my mailbox is a really large IOU addressed to my children.

    Thanks a lot, Dude.

    October 29, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  15. notabushwhacker

    Shove his letters into the trash where he is "leading" this country.

    October 29, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Immigrant from Sri Lanka

    please 7.5 Million jobs lost after O' bummer took office, the dems took over the senate in 06 and took the greatest prosparity the US has seen ever, away; making way for bummer to kill the US economy, I am supprised no one has charged this Joke for treason agaist the US for selling my and another 7.5 MILLION JOBS to f ing urope,africa,asia.

    October 29, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  17. notabushwhacker

    What a pathetic waste of air our "president" is. He and the MOO team showed me what their leadership is capable of. Not what I am willing to accept.

    October 29, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. Centrist

    Thank you, Mr. President. Go Deeds!

    This election is too important to allow McDonnell in the governor's mansion with his sadly admitted chauvinism against women, using a spokesperson after disrespecting innocent people with disability, and his associations with the unethical Rudy Giuliani.

    By comparison, Creigh Deeds is the best choice by far with his bipartisan approaches for VA governor.

    October 29, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  19. Dennis

    It's too late Obama. Deed is done.

    October 29, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  20. Johnny DC

    Obama is at it again - "It doesn't matter if you know nothing about this election. Vote for Deeds because I say so. Or because you are black like me."

    Of course, Liberals think it is okay to post comments that Republicans just stick together and blindly obstruct Democrats at all costs, but it's okay for the President to advocate the identical thing on their side.

    If people truly care about this election, they'd vote their conscience without Obama igniting them to do so blindly.

    October 29, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  21. jay

    Perhaps this is why Republicans can't get their ideas to the President; he is too busy campaigning for Corzine, Deeds, and attending multi-million dollar fundraisers. Say what you want about Bush, but at least he was AT the White House some of the time to govern.

    October 29, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. MatthewDetroit

    In the guys first year he has already made 28 campaign speeches.

    Bill Clinton and Bush spent their first year being President.

    Clown boy spends his first year golfing, vacationing, and campaigning.

    Hey Barack. How about fixing the economy and creating jobs rather than saving creating bull crap....

    October 29, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  23. Doug, New Jersey

    Just a letter or do some letters also come with some "Obama bucks" like they gave out in Detroit where all the people getting our money for free were told it is Obama's own money he giving out, and not the fact that it is tax payer money?

    Some getting a limo ride on election day that includes a stop at the liquor store?

    Democrats, so moral and honest, such great role models for our children. The result of Obama as a role model? Who knows, but some insight might be available at youtube where you can see video of the outcome of his community organizing efforts in Chicago. Hey, he is like is like FDR who said speak softly but carry a big stick.

    October 29, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  24. STILL unemployed in Iowa

    Obama gave 39 million of your tax dollars to Modec in United Kingdom and sent jobs overseas. Also, The supposible great black savior, Obama and the American Nazi, Pelosi have schemed a plan to run your lives with their new health care option that they will Shove Down Your Throat.

    October 29, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  25. Lady Dee

    We are on top of it Mr. President. We have a grass-roots effort whose sole purpose is getting every willing body to the polls on Tuesday.

    Yes We Can!

    October 29, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
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