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Obama, Webb to campaign in Lynchburg, Virginia Wednesday (Is Tim Kaine 'The Eyebrow' his VP choice?)
Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Monday, Aug 18, 2008 | - Olympia Meola

Posted on 08/19/2008 7:24:47 PM PDT by HokieMom

Sen. Barack Obama has added a Lynchburg appearance with Sen. Jim Webb to his pass through Virginia this Wednesday.

Webb and Obama will hold a town hall meeting with voters, which will focus on improving the economy and Obama's plans for a tax cut for middle-class families and $4,000 in college tuition tax credits, according to the campaign. The event is free and open to the public.

Earlier Wednesday, Obama and former Gov. Mark R. Warner will visit Martinsville. There, they will meet with workers and families who have been affected by what the Obama campaign calls the "failed trade policies of the Bush administration, policies [Arizona Sen.] John McCain promises to continue."

(Excerpt) Read more at inrich.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; kaine; lynchburg; markwarner; obama; ruralvote; timkaine; webb
On a related note, the Virginia budget is $1 billion dollars in the red on Tim Kaine's watch.

Kaine prepares Virginia for difficult budget cuts

1 posted on 08/19/2008 7:24:48 PM PDT by HokieMom
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2 posted on 08/19/2008 7:26:55 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Lynchburg???? That’s racist!


3 posted on 08/19/2008 7:27:52 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: HokieMom

Tim Kaine has been a disaster for Virginia.


4 posted on 08/19/2008 7:29:50 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: HokieMom

Obamakaine. It’s like Novocaine, but it makes your teeth ache.


5 posted on 08/19/2008 7:31:30 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: HokieMom

What in the world is his background anyway? (I’ll look it up). I think the pick is the “charmed one” Biden.


6 posted on 08/19/2008 7:31:56 PM PDT by eyedigress
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Obama adds events Thursday in Chester, Chesapeake Virginia

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will join Sen. Barack Obama in Chester on Thursday morning, for an invitation-only event that will be the third stop on the Illinois senator's two-day tour through Virginia.

On Thursday evening Obama will proceed to Chesapeake, where he will hold a town hall meeting at Oscar Smith High School.

Obama starts his Virginia swing Wednesday morning in Martinsville, where he will be joined by former Gov. Mark R. Warner. He stops later Wednesday in Lynchburg with Sen. Jim Webb.

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7 posted on 08/19/2008 7:32:19 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: nobama08
Lynchburg???? That’s racist!

Indeed.

8 posted on 08/19/2008 7:32:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: eyedigress
Dick Morris said on Hannity last night that Kaine was a mayor of Richmond, Virginia. He's from out-of-state. Before that, I don't know his background. He married into a Virginia family.
9 posted on 08/19/2008 7:34:28 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: the invisib1e hand; nobama08
The story of Charles Lynch (jurist) 18th Century American Judge on Wikipedia
10 posted on 08/19/2008 7:37:16 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

A Harvard Law guy. That explains alot.


11 posted on 08/19/2008 7:37:44 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: All
Kaine Generates More VP Buzz on ABC News
12 posted on 08/19/2008 7:41:13 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Will Webb be carrying his handgun or let another aide get caught with it. Just make sure the crowd watches Jim’s eyes. They’re a good indicator of when the bipolar senator is about to switch poles.


13 posted on 08/19/2008 7:42:20 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Freedom is purchased not with gold, but with steel.)
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To: HokieMom

Oh geesh. Why would they be campaigning there? Lynchburg is like a little piece of Utah.


14 posted on 08/19/2008 7:42:25 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: HokieMom
I think it might be Hillary.

If Hillary accepts and Obama wins, she will look at 2016 (how old will she be than?)

If Hillary accepts and Obama looses, she will look at 2012.

If Omama picks someone other than Hillary and Omama looses, she is looking at 2012

If Omama picks someone other than Hillary and Omama wins, she is looking at 2016

15 posted on 08/19/2008 7:44:35 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

If he chooses Hillary after saying his wife and his mother are his first two advisers at Saddleback, he’ll look like a mama’s boy.


16 posted on 08/19/2008 7:46:45 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: advance_copy

Like his predecessor Mark Warner both were disasters just one was a better liar and now a lot of people are being tricked again by the slick liberal Warner. Gilmore was an outstanding Governor, he cut taxes, cut state spending, and did all this even with 9-11 and managed to leave a sizable surplus which was not only squander but Mark Warner increased state spending from $18.2 billion to $36 billion in his last budget. He and Kaine are both bad jokes. Luckily the turn coat GOPers Chichester are mostly gone. Virginia is finally turning red again and with the election of Bob McDonnell we will be back on track in this state.


17 posted on 08/19/2008 7:52:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: TheWasteLand
Obamakaine. It’s like Novocaine, but it makes your teeth ache.

Might be a bumper sticker there!

18 posted on 08/19/2008 7:53:40 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
Might be a bumper sticker there!

Or, how 'bout: "Obamakaine for President -- Leave out the Oba"

19 posted on 08/19/2008 8:13:17 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Migraine
"Obamakaine for President Leaves you NUMB
20 posted on 08/19/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
Obama will also be in Martinsville, but from what we can tell Kaine won't be with him tomorrow. He'll be with him on Thursday.


21 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:36 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: Corin Stormhands
So could it be Jim Webb? Obama did say he makes his announcement on Wednesday. Rick Boucher makes no sense and if it's Nunn, seems like Obama would be in Georgia for that.

Like your Unibrow!

22 posted on 08/19/2008 8:26:19 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
There's a lot of rumors swirling about Kaine. Saying that he had a "plan of succession meeting" etc.

If it's a Virginian it's Kaine. Webb's a hothead and says he didn't want it. Warner, while he'll be the Senator, dropped out of the White House race because of the skeletons in his closet.

I just don't know if it could be Kaine. He's failed on transportation, failed on the budget and made a fool out of himself saying that Russia bowed to Obama's request. I honestly can't see how he's anything but a liability.

23 posted on 08/19/2008 8:33:28 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: HokieMom
Sen. Barack Obama has added a Lynchburg appearance with Sen. Jim Webb

One can hope that all of Falwell's young disciples at Liberty U show up to express how they feel about the Magic Negro's position on abortion.

24 posted on 08/19/2008 8:34:49 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: RoadKingSE

Another attempt to peel off that young, evangelical vote at Liberty U. the drive-by’s claim is happening. We’ll see how that works out in the end.


25 posted on 08/19/2008 8:41:58 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Corin Stormhands
I just don't know if it could be Kaine. He's failed on transportation, failed on the budget and made a fool out of himself saying that Russia bowed to Obama's request. I honestly can't see how he's anything but a liability.

Maybe we want to run against him afterall.

26 posted on 08/19/2008 8:43:00 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

I dont think it’s Hillary. The RATS are afraid that having Hillary on the ticket will galvanize GOP voters and bring them to the polls in droves.


27 posted on 08/19/2008 10:09:51 PM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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To: HokieMom
Maybe we want to run against him afterall.

Oh, the House GOP leadership has already started with ~not quite~ calling for him to step down if he's picked. After all "who will lead the state through this financial crisis if the governor is off campaigning?"

I think Virginia Republicans gain if Kaine is the Veep.

28 posted on 08/20/2008 4:29:54 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: Corin Stormhands

If Obama chooses Kaine, would Kaine be required to stop down from the governorship during the campaign? Doesn’t Virginia have a Republican lieutenant governor who would take over?


29 posted on 08/20/2008 5:07:18 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom; iceskater; P8riot; Disco Dave; Flora McDonald; Gabz; AdSimp
Kaine wouldn't have to step down to run. But it would give the GOP a whole pile of ammunition to run against him.

All that being said, it may indeed be Kaine. I'd not thought through the connection of Obama adding an appearance at John Tyler Community College in Chester tomorrow.

John Tyler was the last Virginian to be VP. (and later President)

Either it's a clue, or an elaborate smoke screen to throw us off the trail.

30 posted on 08/20/2008 6:06:00 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Does anyone know where Kaine was born and raised?


31 posted on 08/20/2008 6:12:26 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

I think he was born in Minnesota (or one of those northern midwest states). He grew up in Kansas.


32 posted on 08/20/2008 6:15:48 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: Corin Stormhands; Gabz; Disco Dave

I think the John Tyler connection is a little too much inside baseball for the masses.

I think it might be Kaine. They like each other. Kaine was one of the first people to endorse the big O. Why would the big O spend 2 days in Virginia if not to announce the VP? That’s a lot of time in one state right before the convention.


33 posted on 08/20/2008 6:17:05 AM PDT by iceskater
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To: Maelstorm
Oh geesh. Why would they be campaigning there? Lynchburg is like a little piece of Utah.

Ding. Ding. We have a winner. It's not black folks who are leaving Obama in droves.

34 posted on 08/20/2008 6:22:25 AM PDT by Crawdad (I am my brother's keeper. I am not your brother's keeper.)
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To: iceskater; Gabz; Disco Dave
I think the John Tyler connection is a little too much inside baseball for the masses.

And an odd connection at that. Considering that 1) Tyler became President only because Harrison died in office and 2) Tyler was a leader of the Confederacy.

35 posted on 08/20/2008 6:24:49 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: Corin Stormhands; iceskater; Disco Dave

All this VP specualtion has my head absolutely spinning!!!


36 posted on 08/20/2008 6:37:28 AM PDT by Gabz (You said WHAT?????????)
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To: Gabz; iceskater; Disco Dave
funny pictures
moar funny pictures
37 posted on 08/20/2008 7:15:20 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: advance_copy

He is also very inexperienced which is Obama’s problem as well.


38 posted on 08/20/2008 7:16:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TheWasteLand

Obamakaine

LOL!! Love it!! The new “SoreLoserman”!!


39 posted on 08/20/2008 7:24:21 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Veep Sheet: Kaine and Obama meet tonight

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2064963/posts


40 posted on 08/20/2008 9:15:54 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Crawdad

There are places where he can pick up votes and Lynchburg is not one of them. It is a waste of his time. Where he should be campaigning is in Northern Virginia to boost the margins there where it is more competitive. Anyone who thinks Obama is going to improve his penetration with White folks after the Rev. Wright affair is greatly mistaken. I hope there is a 527 that will run some ads on Rev Wright to remind people before the election. Well there are some polls showing Barrack is indeed losing as much as 15-20% of the black vote. That talk about “we should learn spanish, they don’t need to learn english” hurt him with the black community.


41 posted on 08/20/2008 9:37:00 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: HokieMom

lol...Kaine looks like a Russian. That’s not going to be helpful.


42 posted on 08/20/2008 9:39:14 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: advance_copy

Yep a Disaster for sure. He just isn’t as good at lying as Mark Warner and Warner’s partners in crime Chitchester and Callhan who helped him raise taxes by 1.4 billion after he promised not to are thankfully retiring.


43 posted on 08/20/2008 9:39:52 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Maelstorm

Hey now. I’m a Lynchburg native (well, Amherst County) and I’m pretty sure the nearby lakes are a lot less salty and the mountains are a lot smaller than Utah.

And we never had a polygamy problem. Much.

Other than that...I got nothin’.

}:-)4


44 posted on 08/20/2008 11:18:53 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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