Obama assails 'politics of meanness' as he campaigns in Virginia governor race

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2021
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Former President Barack Obama exhorted Virginians to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy for governor, warning of the dire consequences for the state and the country if he were to lose.

“We’re at a turning point right now both here and in America and around the world. There's a mood out there, we see it: a politics of meanness,” Obama told an estimated crowd of around 2,000 people on a sun-dappled afternoon at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Obama presented the choice for Virginians as between McAuliffe, who he said would keep moving...

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