Greg Anthony chugged the Obama Koolaid in 2008. Then reality kicked in and now he supports Mitt Romney.
Former National Basketball Association player Greg Anthony is featured in a new ad for the Romney campaign, in which he explains why he voted for President Obama in 2008 but is switching to the GOP candidate in 2012.
The ad will run in Anthony’s home state of Nevada. Anthony played his college ball at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and was the point guard for the Runnin’ Rebels 1990 national championship team, coached by Jerry Tarkanian.
“There’s a really soft spot in my heart for Nevada, having been born and raised there,” Anthony says in the ad. “When you look at unemployment, it’s probably the highest in the country, it’s in double-digits right now.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 12.1 percent.
“I voted for Barack Obama, thought he’d be a centrist,” Anthony continues. “I really lost faith in him. I’m supporting Mitt Romney, he’s a no-excuses kind of guy, and I think over the last four years we’ve heard enough excuses.”