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Obama’s Calculated Virginia Visit

The President speaks in Glen Allen in the pouring rain.

We all know that Virginia is a battleground state. Could be it’s the biggest battleground state. We know the importance of Mitt Romney carrying Virginia. And we know the importance of George Allen winning the Senate race.

Barack Obama knows that as well. That’s why he’s spent a good portion of his advertising dollars in the Commonwealth.

It’s also why this weekend he’s been traveling around the state. Hampton Roads. Roanoke. And today, Glen Allen.

Glen Allen? In Henrico County?

That’s right. He made another stop in Eric Cantor’s backyard. Kind of a bold move. Almost as bold as Mitt Romney addressing the NAACP and telling them what they didn’t want to hear.

But, I digress.

On the way to the event, the President stopped for some Hanover tomatoes. You know Hanover, don’t you? That’s the home of the current Lt. Governor and Virginia Chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign, Bill Bolling.

Obama’s speech was “coincidentally” timed around the same time Governor Bob McDonnell was addressing the National Governor’s Association in Williamsburg.

I’ve done campaign scheduling. These things don’t happen by coincidence.

That’s not a criticism. It’s actually a pretty good campaign strategy. After all, he managed to win Virginia in 2008, and he knows Virginia is a state Mitt Romney has to win.

We suspect that the campaign staffer/organizer who had attendees park in front of boarded up houses, a symbol of the Obama Presidency, will hear about on Monday. Or sooner.     H/T buzzfeed.com

Lt. Governor Bolling said via Facebook: In his speech in Richmond today President Obama said, “We’re going to win Virginia and we’re going to put this country on the right track”. Problem is, he’s had four years to “put this country on the right track” and he failed to do so. We can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama’s failed leadership. We need Mitt Romney to get the country on the right track.

But perhaps there was a greater message, or coincidence if you will, in today’s visit. Weather forced the President to begin his speech in the pouring rain. It apparently also interfered with the live broadcast on Channel 12. I’m not sure about other stations.

So, maybe the Henrico County Board of Supervisors wasn’t praying [3].

But somebody was.