As the days until Election Day on November 4 get closer, the United States Presidential race gets tighter and more intense. So far, it was revealed that current Vice President Dick Cheney will be voting for GOP Presidential nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona. That means Cheney is giving his support to McCain.
So far, Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama of Illinois took a swing at McCain by “congratulating” him.
“I’d like to congratulate Sen. McCain on this endorsement, because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy,” Obama said. He added: “George Bush may be in an undisclosed location now, but Dick Cheney’s out there on the campaign trail because he’d be delighted to pass the baton to John McCain.”
Obama made a jab about McCain in regards to the policies of Bush and Cheney.
However, the McCain campaign fired back. It stated that Obama and Cheney did give support to Bush’s energy policy.
Obama made sure to take a good jab at McCain for the endorsement from Cheney.
For the weekend, McCain is campaigning in Virginia, a state that is leaning towards the direction of Obama. McCain explained that Fairfax County in northern Virginia is crucial towards a GOP win in the state.
However, this may be easier said than done for McCain and the GOP. So far, McCain’s brother Joe said that northern Virginia was full of communists. Nancy Pfotenhauer, one of McCain’s advisers, said that northern Virginia was not “real” Virginia.
These two implications could make it difficult for the GOP to score a victory in Fairfax County. Also, the McCain campaign has acknowledged that there are many Democratic voters in northern Virginia.
But back to Cheney’s endorsement of McCain, this should give Obama some extra ammunition to last him from now and until Election Day on November 4.
For the time being, Obama, his running-mate Senator Joe Biden of Delaware, McCain, and his (McCain’s) running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin are scrambling through the crucial battleground states before Election Day.