Report: Former Obama Campaign Co-chair to Stump for Romney

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

It’s going to be pretty hard calling him racist.

A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.

Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama’s presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center.

In 2010, Davis made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Alabama. In May he announced he was switching to the GOP, leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.

Davis said in June that he thinks his one time political party was becoming more unwelcoming towards Southern conservative Democrats.

I think the Obama administration has candidly gone too far to the left. You can raise all kinds of questions on whether that’s good politics or not,” Davis said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “Obviously the election will determine that.”

Yes, well, with two far-left, radical extremists at the top of the ticket, that’s pretty obvious.

Via Slublog.

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2 Responses to “Report: Former Obama Campaign Co-chair to Stump for Romney”

  1. The Media on 15/15/12 at 1:55 pm

    “It’s going to be pretty hard calling him racist.”

    Hard but not impossible. We’ll figure something out.

  2. Lord Nazh on 15/15/12 at 9:18 pm

    I’ve met Mr. Davis, good man (even when he was a D). I always wondered if he was simply stuck being a democrat because of his birth (and location).

    Glad to see he proved everyone wrong :)