Friday, October 29, 2010

Virginia Fifth District Race - #2341 - Tom Perriello's Campaign Nightmare: I'm the President and I'm Here to Help You - Schilling Show Blog

With embattled Democrats across America actively disassociating themselves from President Obama, Virginia 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello has been “graced” with an unexpected last-minute executive visit intended to resuscitate his faltering campaign. The hallmark of two-faced Tom’s re-election bid has been proclaimed “independence” from the President and Speaker Nancy Pelosi—particularly from their nationally toxic progressive agenda. In fact, the first radio commercial of this year’s Perriello campaign sought to dispel the “myth” that Perriello votes in “lock step with ‘Obama’ and ‘Pelosi.’” Even Democrat City Councilor, Kristin Szakos—a stalwart supporter of both Perriello and Obama—recognized the inherent danger in linking Tom Perriello too closely to Barack Obama, as she suddenly displaced a long-standing “Obama” yard sign from her property before posting a “Perriello for Congress” sign in an adjacent location. (N.B. Szakos’s ceramic Obama sign has returned to its place of honor just in time for the President’s visit.) ........Despite months of strategic distancing, Congressman Tom Perriello forevermore will be inexorably and intimately linked with and beholden to President Barack Obama. While this Friday’s Presidential soiree will play well to Charlottesville’s progressive, government consumers, it also will drive the final nail into Tom Perriello’s shovel-ready political coffin.  Read entire article.......


Perriello Sticks with Obama in Debate Before Presidential Visit - National Journal -  In a state that represented the sweep of President Obama’s triumph when he became the first Democratic presidential candidate in nearly a half century to win its electoral votes two years ago, Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello's difficult fight for reelection now symbolizes the extent of the challenge facing the president and his party.  Swept into office on Obama’s coattails by 727 votes – the narrowest margin of victory for any of the country’s congressional candidates – Perriello finds his fate inextricably bound up with that of Obama, who will campaign with him Friday, a rare presidential campaign visit on behalf of a House candidate.  Perriello’s votes for Obama’s agenda were a major topic Wednesday night when the congressman debated his Republican opponent, state Sen. Robert Hurt  “Congressman Perriello isn’t standing for people of the fifth district, he’s standing for Barack Obama and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.],” Hurt said. The Republican’s call to “Repeal the [health care] bill and start over” triggered the loudest applause of the night.  Perriello made no apologies for his votes in favor of health care and climate-change legislation.  Read more......

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