Obama is campaigning for the Democrat candidate in the Virginia governor race and he’s being a little dramatic. He says democracy is at stake. So, we won’t have democracy anymore if the Republican wins?
Obama Claims ‘Democracy Is at Stake’ in Virginia Governor Race
Barack Obama claimed at a campaign rally on Thursday for Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam that “democracy is at stake” in the Virginia governor’s race.
Obama took to his first day back on the campaign trail to lament the way politics has turned “nasty,” and yet Obama melodramatically argued that Virginians need to vote for Democrat Ralph Northam because “democracy is at stake.”
Obama told the Virginia audience, “America is a story of progress. Ralph Northam wants progress. He wants to take us forward, not backward. He wants to reach out for hope, not fear. We need you to take this seriously. Because our democracy is at stake. And it’s at stake right here in Virginia.”
The Washington Post testified that 7,500 people gathered at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday to hear the former president speak, a far cry from Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign rallies that gathered crowds of 80,000 and 100,000 Americans.
The former president then argued that the Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, continues to run a campaign “by dividing people.”
Obama is accusing others of dividing people? That’s rich.