Gov. McDonnell: ‘Pray for Mr. Obama’

Posted at 5:14 PM, Mar 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-01 17:39:08-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)--Thursday afternoon outside of the General Assembly, Gov. Bob McDonnell told a Henrico Boy Scout troop to “pray for Mr. Obama, because he’s got a lot of hard decisions to make.”

The troop was on a tour of the Capitol that included a meet and greet with Governor McDonnell and a photo-op with the leader of the Commonwealth.

One of the young scouts asked McDonnell, “Have you ever met the president?”

“I met with him and all the Governor’s of our country on Monday, and got to ask him a few questions,” responded McDonnell.

The meeting with President Obama was part of an annual tradition with the National Governors Association. At that session Obama asked the nation’s governors to help in the development of a future workforce by investing more resources in education.

“We don’t do that that often, I meet with him maybe two, three times a year—very quick meetings usually,” McDonnell told the young boys. “But once a year he meets with all the Governors and we did that Monday morning in Washington for about two hours.”

“He’s got a big job, a very important job,” said Gov. McDonnell.

“Mine is important, too,” he added. “He’s the leader of the nation, not just one state.”

“So pray for Mr. Obama, he’s got a lot of hard decisions to make,” said McDonnell.