Sunday, October 25, 2009

It’s down to the wire for Creigh Deeds – GOTV fires up supporters – video

State Senator John Edwards, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Senator Creigh Deeds, Delegate Onzlee Ware

State Senator John Edwards, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Senator Creigh Deeds, Delegate Onzlee Ware

“We’ve been down before and come back strong,” said Deeds to 100 supporters who had gathered at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. monument Saturday morning. It was the Democratic party faithful who gathered to snatch the election from the Republican candidate Bob McDonnell who is leading in all polls.

State Senator John Edwards set the fire, Delegate Onzlee Ware fanned the flame and U.S. Senator John Warner lit the fuse before Deeds took to the podium. Democratic candidate for the 17th house of delegates, Gwen Mason, candidate for sheriff, Frank Garrett were there. Incumbent Delegate Onzlee Ware has a challenger (Troy Bird – R) as does Commissioner of Revenue Sherman Holland (Douglas Walker – R).

“Its time to tune down the negative rhetoric and turn up the energy to get out the vote,” said Warner. Deeds spoke of the realities of the International Paper mill closing in Franklin and the need to bring economic opportunity to the state> Deeds was adamant about Virginia’s need to take a realistic approach to solving Virginia’s transportation woes.

“We get the kind of leadership be it good or bad that we demand and deserve,” quoted Deeds of President John F. Kennedy.

What this campaign is about is “restoring hope to Virginia – bring jobs to every part of Virginia, higher education that is affordable and accessible to all Virginians and bringing a transportation plan that makes sense for all of us,” Deeds said firmly to an applauding crowd. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Noted is a comment toward the end of the video below that references young “Paul” the McDonnell video man I’ve come to recognize. Deeds said if “Paul’s not watching me then someone else like Valerie is.” Now wait a minute I’m not a spy though someone called me the paparazzi – either it was Mayor David Bowers or Virginia Democratic Party Chair “Dickie” Cranwell – no matter it wouldn’tbe the first time as long as they say it with a smile I guess I’m OK.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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