Is Obama abandoning Virginia?

I just got an email from Barack Obama’s campaign urging me to drive to Pennsylvania. The thing is… I live in Virginia. Virginia is supposed to be a swing state. They would rather have me knock on doors in Pennsylvania than Virginia? That sounds like they are abandoning Virginia.

If they were on the attack, people would be going to North Carolina. (Of course, they could be sending North Carolina into Virginia and Virginia into Pennsylvania)

Here’s the email:

You’re receiving this message for two reasons.

First, Election Day is seven weeks from today — just 49 more days. That’s not a lot of time.

Second, you live right next door to a state that is once again shaping up to be a crucial general election battleground — Pennsylvania.

And Obama supporters from across the northeast are going to be crucial to putting us over the top in the Keystone State.

That’s why we’re organizing teams of supporters to come to Pennsylvania for Drive for Change weekend canvasses.

Sign up to join your fellow supporters and travel to Pennsylvania this weekend, or any weekend before the election.

John McCain has made it clear that he intends to continue George W. Bush’s failed policies. Just yesterday, he repeated his belief that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong."

Hard-working families in Pennsylvania and across the country know differently. You know that it’s getting harder to afford the price of gas and health care.

It shows how out of touch McCain is from what’s going on in the lives of ordinary Americans.

That’s why we’re going to be counting on supporters like you to come to Pennsylvania to spread Barack’s message of change.

Face-to-face contact with undecided voters is the single most effective way to grow this movement.

Sign up for a Drive for Change canvass this weekend and make a short trip to make a big difference:

http://my.barackobama.com/PAborder

We can’t do this without you.