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Beyond the Soaring Rhetoric

10:41 AM, Aug 5, 2009 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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As Sandhya Somashekhar reports in this morning's Washington Post, President Obama is sure to play a role in Virginia's gubernatorial race. But at the moment he seems to be more of a burden then a benefit to Democrats: Some voters who supported Obama are feeling a bit disillusioned and are wondering if change will ever truly take place. And others like Chris Ann Cleland are downright disappointed.

"He's just not as advertised," Cleland tells the Post. "Nothing's changed for the common guy. I feel like I've been punked"--a characterization that is frankly a bit unfair. To Ashton Kutcher.