“Interesting images today. Barack Obama, Mark Warner in southwest Virginia. This is real redneck, sort of, bordering on Appalachia country. This is not the Northern Virginia, you know, sort of high-tech corridor. And these are voters that he would not logically be, you know, gravitating to. This is the beginning of a pivot.”
— NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell on the 1 pm hour of the June 5 edition of MSNBC Live, noting Sen. Barack Obama’s appearance that day in Bristol, Virginia, with former Virginia governor and Democratic Senate candidate Mark Warner of Old Town.