October 21st, 2009
10:57 AM ET
13 years ago

Deeds touts Obama support in new ad

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(CNN) - With just under two weeks until voters head to the polls in Virginia, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds is playing up his support from President Obama.

Deeds is launching a new ad Thursday featuring Obama at a recent campaign rally urging voters to step up their get out the vote efforts.

"Last year, Virginia, you helped lead a movement of Americans who believed that their voices could make a difference," Obama is seen telling an energized crowd in the new 30-second spot. "That's what we need to do in this race."

The ad also comes five days before Obama is set to return to the Virginia campaign trail on behalf of Deeds, a former state senator. While the race between Deeds and former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has been a close one, recent polls suggest McDonnell now has a nearly 10-point advantage over Deeds.

Obama won Virginia by 6 points last fall, and currently holds a 53 percent approval rating in the state, according to a recent Washington Post poll.

Filed under: Creigh Deeds • President Obama • Virginia
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. victim of republican greed

    Where are you wingnuts getting your poll numbers on Obama and the democrats? Yesterday, Obama's popularity was at 57% and the democrats were favored to fix problems by almost twice that of republicans.

    October 21, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. gt

    whats he running for joe biden vp seat.. he wants to be gov. doesnt he ....or may be he wants to be the" cash for clunkers czar..." ugh

    October 21, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  3. Rabble Rouser

    I saw the tv debate between Deeds and McDonnell. Deeds comes across as an insecure inarticulate jerk. I'd be very surprised if he wins. I don't think he's even going to make a contest of this.

    October 21, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. dave

    Deeds is the best choice.

    October 21, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. victim of republican greed

    I am sure that if Bush's czars would get off the welfare rolls, our unemployment rate would drop significantly.

    October 21, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. tired-of-it-all

    Let Deeds associate himself with Obama. Virginians are that voted for Obama are rapidly waking up to "change you can believe in" – an increase in entitlement programs; Cash for Clunkers to hold up the auto industry instead of the free market allowing companies to fail; special tax credits to first-time home buyers (wonder what the requirements are these days for a loan), etc, etc. Our poor children and grandchildren will never see the light of day for all the burden that will be placed on them. Let's just keep on going – remove the need for individual responsibility for anything and soon everyone will be supported by an entitlement program and there will only our wealthy reps that will be there to support us. It is time for the "common" men and women to take responsibility for our government. Rid it of career politicians; wealthy business people. Let's get money out of the election process; only allow "real" donations from "common" people not from these ridiculous "fundraisers" ("You can't afford a fund-raiser involving [First Daughters] Malia and Sasha. I'm cheap." - President Obama, at a DNC event in New York City that cost $30,400 per couple to attend.) Quit allowing our governing body to be bought by high-rollers.

    October 21, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  7. victim of republican greed

    I think a lot of Obama's votes in Virginia were because he was not a republican who preys on the fears of the vulnerable.

    October 21, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. Fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    Dude if you can't get elected on your own...then you don't deserve the job. I encourage all the people from VA to put aside their political parties and took a good look at all the candidates not just the democrats and republcans...there might be a great alternative...at the local level is where your vote counts the most....it is time for more than 2 parties or polar opposites...most of us are moderates...we need a moderate choice....

    October 21, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  9. victim of republican greed

    Bush came off as an inarticulate jerk, and he won the presidency. I think Virginians are smarter than the wingnuts think.

    October 21, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  10. LIP

    It would seem that our memories are shrinking as well.
    I recall the liberal media and the Democrats all over Bush's back on flu vaccine and availability and constantly nagging him about doing more faster. Not one word has been said about more faster regarding a much more virulent form of flu. Where is the public outcry? If Bush were still in office, it would be just one more bone to pick and now for some reason, silence. Is Obama home free on this one because the Democrats control the liberal media?

    October 21, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  11. kyle

    since when is President Obama unpopular?? lol I know tha you right wingers want him to be unpopular so bad but please join reality.. The next thing you will be sayng is that republicans are popular... haha

    October 21, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  12. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    RNC chairman Michael Steele isn't worried about support of the GOP so if I were a Republican I wouldn't waste my time going to the polls to vote. Obviously Steele feels like he can run the Republican party all alone with your help. Stick it to him.

    October 21, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. S. Kuhnns

    We have to take America back from socialist "change"! McDonnell is a step toward regaining our freedom of choice in America. America needs a vote for McDonnell!

    October 21, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  14. ER

    The ONLY thing Obama knows how to do is give campaign speaches. It's the one thing he has done for more years of his life than anything else!

    October 21, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Alfredo

    I just hope that the Virginians elected Obama now see what they did. Maybe they'll now admit they screwed up and come to their senses. If the change they hoped for is now the change they thought they were going to get, then now they have another opportunity to vote for yet another change.

    October 21, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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