Obama Tells Virginia Supporters of ‘Righteous Wind At Our Backs’

By Lee Speigel

Oct 22, 2008 6:57pm

LEESBURG, VA — "I cant imagine a more beautiful setting for us to be thinking about the last 13 days," said Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., this evening in Northern Virginia. "I’ve been traveling across this great state of Virginia for months. I’ve met folks everywhere I go. I haven’t seen a real Virginia and a fake Virginia, I’ve just seen Virginia," he said, in a dig at the comments of Nancy Pfotenhauer, an adviser to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who said Southern Virginia, where McCain is stronger, is the "real Virginia," as opposed to Northern Virginia, a Democratic stronghold.

"If you’ll stand with me, then I know that we can win Virginia and we can win this election and we can finally bring the change we need to Washington," Obama told the estimated crowd of 35,000. "I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here."

– Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller

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