Campaigning in the Commonwealth: Battleground Virginia
Lynchburg, VA - In the war for the White House, Virginia has become the ultimate battle ground, victory, almost unachievable without winning the commonwealth.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney realize this. They, along with their running mates, made sure to spend a lot of time and money in Virginia, and in particular, our area.
They were words from right here, in the heart of Virginia that sent tidal waves throughout the country.
"He's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules... unchain Wall Street. They're going to put ya'll back in chains," said Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Danville.
"Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," said President Obama in Roanoke.
It was the President's Roanoke slip, that headlined the Republican National Convention, "A coffee shop in the Richmond suburb of Henrico County, a Virginia Beach florist and a Radford bakery and entrepreneurs who he says did built their businesses," said Bob McDonnell at the RNC.
The months preceding the presidential election have been packed with visits; nearly every week, another rally; Virginia's 13 electoral votes have become the hottest ticket to the White House.
And each candidate knows it. Combined, the four men have been to central Virginia 15 times, for campaign events.
Most recently, Romney stopped in Roanoke.
"We've got to reach across the aisle, bring in good Democrats with good Republicans, so we can finally do the people's business and put the politics behind," he said.
Just one week earlier, the Vice President could be seen slamming Romney, here in the Hill City.
"As the president said in the second debate, he said Romney's plans are awful sketchy. Well, I don't like to correct the president, but in this case I will. Folks, they're not sketchy, they're Etch-a-Sketchy," said Biden.
The time for attacks, is almost over. Come Tuesday night, we will finally see whose fight for Virginia will have paid off.
The race here in the commonwealth is proving to be incredible close. The most recent Quinnipiac University poll has the President leading Virginia by only two points.