Sunday night, President Obama rallied alongside Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe in Arlington, VA. He attacked Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli and wasn’t afraid to tell everyone exactly how he felt about the candidate’s decisions.
US News quoted Obama as saying “We will not create jobs when you focus on things like attacking Social Security. It doesn’t create jobs when you go after scientists, and you try to offer your own alternative theories of how things work and engage in litigation around stuff that isn’t political. You don’t create jobs and help the people of Virginia by trying to restrict the health care choices that women make.”
Obama is taking a firm stance with McAuliffe on his views of gay rights, women’s rights, global warming, healthcare and many others issues that he and Cuccinelli are polar opposites on. Ken Cuccinelli has always been very vocal about his opposition to Obamacare and it’s no surprise that the President is doing everything he can to see that Cuccinelli is not elected governor. Obama didn’t even mention the Affordable Care Act though, or even Terry McAuliffe’s support of it. Obama might’ve realized that with all of the problems going on with Obamacare website, continuing to talk about the law will ultimately hurt McAuliffe at such a crucial time in the election.
The race has been almost too close to call within the last few weeks and it’s important for both of the candidate’s to make sure the people show up and vote for them. Obama urged people to get out to the polls and also said, “Virginia, historically, has always been a swing state and this race will be close, because past races in Virginia have always been close. The question is going to be whether or not you are willing to out-work the other side.”
With Election Day being tomorrow, the Associated Press has reported that Vice President Joe Biden will be last minute campaigning for Terry McAuliffe today near Washington, DC and Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and former Rep. Rand Paul (TX) will be campaigning on Ken Cuccinelli’s behalf throughout the state of Virginia.
The latest poll shows Terry McAuliffe being up by 6 points going into Election Day tomorrow, but with the volatile nature of this race, anything is possible.