Rallying The Troops
RICHMOND, VA — President Barack Obama visited Virginia Commonwealth University for the second of two campaign kickoff rallies today. In his speech, the president outlined why he believes his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, isn’t offering “real answers” in what he expects to be a tight race due to the country’s continuing economic woes.
“This election will be even closer than the last. Too many of our friends and neighbors are still hurting because of this crisis,” President Obama said. “I’ve heard from too many people wondering why they haven’t been able to get one of the jobs that have been created. … Why their family hasn’t yet been touched by the recovery.”
Though he acknowledged there’s still progress to be made on the economy, the president warned against the Republicans trying to ”exploit peoples’ frustrations for my opponent’s political gain.”
“The other side wont be offering these Americans any real answers to those questions. They won’t be offering a better vision. They won’t be offering new ideas, but what they will do, is spend more money than we’ve ever seen before, all on negative ads,” he said.
How you Doin'?
RICHMOND, VA — President Barack Obama is currently speaking at Virginia Commonwealth University for the second of his two campaign kickoff rallies today. The Commander-in-Chief was introduced by his wife, Michelle. When it was his turn to speak, President Obama gave his wife’s introduction high marks.
“Hello Virginia! What do you think about Michelle Obama?” he asked. “I hate following her. She is too good–and she looked good too. Didn’t she? I’m just saying she looked pretty good.”
RICHMOND, VA — The Daily Show‘s “Senior Latino Correspondent,” Al Madrigal, brought a sombrero, poncho, nachos and a bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila to President Barack Obama’s campaign kickoff rally at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today.
Ready To Go
RICHMOND, VA — President Obama officially kicked off his reelection campaign today with a pair of rallies in two key battleground states–Ohio and Virginia. The theme for both events is “Ready To Go.” President Obama started off the afternoon at Ohio State University where he said his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, would allow conservstives with “bad ideas” like tax cuts for the rich and cuts for social programs to control the economy.
“Ohio, I tell you what, we cannot give him that chance… This is not just another election, this is a make or break moment for the middle class,” President Obama said.
According to the people over at Public Policy Polling, former reality TV star and White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is the most unpopular political hopeful they’ve ever encountered. Mr. Salahi jumped in to the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race late last month.
“Salahi has the dubious designation of being one of the least popular people we’ve ever polled. Only 2% of Virginians have a positive opinion of him to 34% with a negative one,” PPP Director Tom Jensen wrote on his company’s blog.
With primaries occurring in ten states tonight, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have each enjoyed victories on this Super Tuesday, but the most crucial contest, Ohio, is still too close to call. So far, Mr. Santorum won in Oklahoma and Tennessee. Mr. Romney, as expected, emerged victorious in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Virginia, where Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich did not qualify to get on the ballot. Mr. Gingrich, who hasn’t had a primary victory since South Carolina in January, won his home state of Georgia.
“As it looks right now we’re going to get at least a couple of gold medals and a whole passel full of silver medals,” Mr. Santorum said to supporters at his Ohio campaign headquarters.
A Tea Party group in Richmond, Virginia is being audited after it accused the local mayor of giving preferential treatment to the local Occupy movement. They say the audit is “an obvious attempt to intimidate and harass us.”
Magical Mystery Tour
Tax dollars are paying for President Obama’s three-day bus tour of Southern states because the President says he’s not out helping himself get votes. He is, the president said, doing it for America.