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  • VA: Virginia’s Virgil Goode says Romney leading GOP ‘over a cliff’

    08/25/2012 1:44:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | By Kenric Ward
    FREDERICKSBURG — Racing against a Friday deadline to collect enough signatures to make the Virginia ballot, Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode says Mitt Romney is “leading Republicans over a cliff.” Constitution Party presidential candidate and Virginia native Virgil Goode could spoil Mitt Romney’s party in the Old Dominion. Goode, a former six-term GOP congressman from Southside Richmond, told Virginia Watchdog in an exclusive interview he is “cautiously optimistic” about qualifying for the November ballot. The state requires 10,000 signatures from registered voters. Goode says his campaign has submitted nearly 20,000 signatures while going for more to ensure he has...
  • Former Rep. Virgil Goode hands in 20,000 signatures to make Virginia presidential ballot

    08/25/2012 1:53:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 89 replies ^ | August 23, 2012 | Steve Contorno
    Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has turned in 20,500 signatures in his quest to make the presidential ballot in his home state, an effort that could potentially derail Republican Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations in a critical battleground state. At least 10,000 valid signatures are due Friday at noon to the State Board of Elections to make the ballot. Election officials will next send the petitions to local registrars to verify the signatures. Goode said he is optimistic he'll qualify, but just this week, the Constitution Party was forced to back out of the presidential race in Pennsylvania after the Republican...
  • University of Virginia declines Obama request to speak on campus

    08/26/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 8/25/12 |
    The University of Virginia has declined President Obama’s request to speak on campus next week, citing security costs and the disruption of classes.
  • UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request

    08/25/2012 9:36:50 PM PDT · by jb729 · 9 replies
    WVIR-TV ^ | 8/26/12 | WVIR-TV
    A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president's request to speak at UVA. UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues - the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to...
  • Embarrassment for Obama as Univ. of VA DECLINES request to host President's campaign speech

    08/25/2012 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    . President Barack Obama was forced to find another venue for a Virginia campaign event next week after the University of Virginia declined a request to use the campus. University officials had said Friday that they had met with the campaign about using one of its outdoor venues on Wednesday. But school officials determined that holding the event there would cancel or disrupt classes on the semester’s second day and would shut down adjacent buildings for the entire day.
  • UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request

    08/24/2012 5:48:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies ^ | 24 Aug 2012
    A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president's request to speak at UVA. UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues - the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to...
  • Ryan, at Roanoke County...says GOP can spur 12 million jobs, 'reignite that American dream'

    08/22/2012 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Staff
    Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied an enthusiastic crowd of supporters this morning at Northwest True Value Hardware in Roanoke County. Ryan cast the election as a choice between an “entrepreneurial society” – as represented by Ryan and presidential candidate Mitt Romney – or a “welfare state” as represented by incumbent President Barack Obama. Ryan – flanked by Chris McMurray of Radford’s Crumb and Get It Cookie Company – repeatedly hammered the Obama administration’s approach to business, which they say was crystalized in his “If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen” remark...
  • Paul Ryan to appear at Roanoke hardware store (8-22-12)

    08/20/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | Mason Adams
    Paul Ryan will be at Northwest Hardware on Wednesday morning, according to an email sent out by Virginia state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County. Doors open at Northwest Hardware, at 3647 Brambleton Ave., at 7 a.m. Ryan is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m., according to the e-mail. ____________________________ Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit the Roanoke Valley on Wednesday, according to an official with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. There are no details yet on when and where Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, will visit. The news comes on the heels of a swing by Vice President Joe...
  • Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'

    08/20/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
  • Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party

    08/20/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 53 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 08/20/12 | Charisma News Staff
    Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party8/20.2012Charisma News Staff Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God’s people go!”Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party.The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party's “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those...
  • Boston Globe: Biden should apologize for “back in chains” remark

    08/19/2012 3:06:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 17, 2012 | Staff Editorial
    When Vice President Joe Biden warned a Virginia rally of hundreds of African Americans that Republican efforts to loosen bank regulations meant “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” Stephanie Cutter, Team Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said the president would have “no problem with those comments.” But imagine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity — and so would Romney. In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize....
  • Ryan: “We are going to win the debate on Medicare”

    08/18/2012 4:48:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan showed vigor and enthusiasm speaking to an overflow crowd at West Springfield High School on Friday afternoon. He literally dared Democrats to attack him on entitlement reform. “We are going to win the debate on Medicare,” he said in a high school gym packed to the gills with suburban northern Virginians. The vow brought whoops and cheers. “There is only one person who has treated Medicare as a piggy bank, and that’s President Obama,” Ryan added, referring to how the administration shifted funds from Medicare to cover the costs of Obamacare.
  • Ryan Rally in Virginia Live NOW (intro by Artur Davis!)

    08/17/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 37 replies ^ | 08/17/12 | TonyInOhio
    Paul Ryan rally from Springfield, Virginia on right now. He's being introduced by Artur Davis, former Dem who introduced Obama in 2008! The overflow crowd is overflowing the overflow room. :) Link:
  • Radford bakery that turned Biden away sells out of 'freedom cookies'

    08/16/2012 11:16:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Mason Adams
    RADFORD — An Ohio man’s interaction with candidate Barack Obama in 2008 gave rise to “Joe the Plumber.” Now, a Radford businessman’s decision not to host an “unscheduled” campaign event with Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday has sparked a news story that’s gone viral and led to a surge in business.Just call him, “Chris the Baker.” Chris McMurray had just opened his bakery, Crumb and Get It, Wednesday morning when he received a visit from Biden’s advance team asking if he’d host the vice president for a media event on the way to his scheduled speech at Virginia Tech.McMurray...
  • CNN's O'Brien Continues Challenging Attempt to Spin Away 'Chains' Controversy

    08/16/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | August 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Cable News Network host Soledad O'Brien has clashed often with conservative guests on her program, but on Thursday, she pressed the liberal chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus when he tried to dismiss Vice President Joe Biden's comment that Republicans wanted to "put y’all back in chains." During that morning's edition of the Starting Point program, O'Brien showed a clip of Biden's remarks, from his campaign stop in Danville, Virginia, then asked Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) what he thought about his fellow Democrat's comments. The scandal-plagued congressman responded succinctly: “Absolutely nothing.” “I would never have even paid attention to it...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • Gun supporters protest Richmond library rule with "open-carry" read-in(VA)

    08/16/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Kelly Avellino
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Public Library was inundated with guests carrying guns Wednesday evening. You could call it a silent protest (in a library, it'd have to be). The read-in protest was against one of the rules recently changed on the library's website. The rule reads, "Carrying concealed weapons is prohibited, except as permitted by law." In the Richmond Public Library, it is legal to openly carry a gun without a permit, or to carry one concealed with a permit. Gun supporters say that the wording of the rule is confusing and discourages people from exercising their 2nd...
  • Former Obama ally to headline Roanoke County (VA) GOP dinner, Sat. 8/18

    08/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    A former Democratic congressman who supported President Barack Obama’s 2008 election is becoming a popular figure in the Republican Party, and he’s coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis is scheduled to speak at the inaugural Roanoke Republican Victory Dinner Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Roanoke County Republican Committee. Davis served four terms in Congress and made a failed bid for Alabama’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He gained national attention by seconding Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and served as a co-chairman...
  • Swing state poll: After picking Ryan, Romney now leads in Ohio, Virginia — and Florida

    08/15/2012 2:33:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUGUST 14, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Guy Benson, no self-respecting eeyore would leave a headline as rosy as the above unchecked, so here’s me checking it right off the bat. According to Gallup’s tracker, Romney’s gotten almost no bounce from the Ryan pick — yet. They’ve seen a bit of movement in the last two days, so there may be a “delayed bounce” coming, but little in the two days before that. In fact, here’s Nate Silver scanning across the dial: Romney's Ryan bounce across 11 polls thus far: +5, +5, +2, +2, +2, 0, 0, 0, -2, -2, -2. So, take your pick. +0.9...
  • Video: Virginia Bakery Refuses To Serve Biden; Angry Over 'You Didn't Build That'

    08/15/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    The owner of Crumb and Get It in Roanoke says he doesn't agree with the Obama administration's policies.