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Former Dem Artur Davis, Squarely in Romney's Corner
RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 07/07/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

BRISTOW, Va. -- Four summers ago, then-Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama delivered a nominating speech in support of Barack Obama. The Illinois senator's election as party standard-bearer “takes us closer to becoming what we know America can be," he said at the Denver convention.

But times have changed in the intervening years -- especially for Davis himself. Now a Virginia Republican, he spent part of Thursday afternoon at the home of a Northern Virginia family talking about how Obama failed the country on the economy, and how he believes presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is best equipped to revive it.

And he doesn’t rule out attending the Republican convention in Tampa.

The former congressman recalled Obama’s campaign pledges to rein in government spending and lessen the country’s dependence on credit. “Those were powerful sounding, tough words from a Democratic candidate in 2007 and 2008 who was trying, frankly, to reach out to the center,” Davis said. “Well, I think we all know, four years later, candidate Obama has been a very different person than President Obama.”

“Words aren’t enough now,” he said while visiting with Michael Daubert, a restaurant manager, and his wife, Megan, who owns a wedding planning business. As a Romney campaign camera rolled, he added, “We are going to have to put a president in the White House who takes this problem seriously . . . to put us on the pathway towards a balanced budget.”

Davis, who lost the Democratic primary for Alabama governor two years ago, announced his party switch in May...

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Alabama; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: alabama; obama; romney; virginia
Two page article.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 8:13:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heard Mr Davis interviewed by JC Watts substituting for Hannity. Seemed like a sincere, well intentioned fellow.

What will surprise me is if some DON’T
show up here and attack both Davis and Romney just for the h of it.

I think the point is that Davis has become a Republican, and he has denounced what the Democrats have become and denounced Obama.

Once we would’ve thought that good news.

Now you will hear the nation is doomed, the Republicans are over and Romney is beyond worse than Obama.

So a pox on you Davis, would be their message instead.

Mine would be, nothing ever was perfect and nothing ever will be, and yes the nation is being destroyed but
while the world stands and we exist, welcome to Mr Davis.

Too bad it’s Romney.

But it is.

(And no, I didn’t vote for him in Texas, although I don’t attack people who do so in tight swing states, in order to stop Obama.)


2 posted on 07/07/2012 9:11:28 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s corners are kind of round, but oh well, eh? LOL


3 posted on 07/07/2012 10:09:16 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Runaway slave


4 posted on 07/07/2012 10:16:58 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: txrangerette
I think the point is that Davis has become a Republican, and he has denounced what the Democrats have become and denounced Obama. Once we would’ve thought that good news.

Yes, we did used to consider every Democrat defection good news, but there have been a lot of Democrat infiltrators coming into the Republican party of late, and some of us have grown rightfully suspicious of all these new converts.

I've seen them in operation myself in local politics. Like Romney, it doesn't matter if they wear an R on their sleeve. Watch what they do, not what they say.

5 posted on 07/07/2012 11:09:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Davis really dislikes Obama.

Obama didn’t offer any support to Davis in his run for governor. Davis was there for Obama but Obama wasn’t there for Davis.

I live in Alabama and I like the guy.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 11:29:44 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: boycott
Davis really dislikes Obama. Obama didn’t offer any support to Davis in his run for governor. Davis was there for Obama but Obama wasn’t there for Davis.

And how exactly is that relevant to his switch to the Republican party? I don't care what Obama did or didn't do for him, in his run for Governor. Why exactly is he switching to our side now?

7 posted on 07/08/2012 12:02:12 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I don’t need your warning.

Things are what they are.

What with Obama and the Dems turned Communist bullies, now Robert’s betrayal, etc., I politely welcome Mr. Davis and am glad he denounced the Democrats and left them.

I’m not some giddy fan of Mr. Davis.

I’m certainly not a fan of Mr. Romney.

Things are what they are. I don’t vote for Romney but then I don’t have to, the people of Texas will take care of that for me, and for one reason, they feel they must rid this nation of Obama and they have no other choice if they feel they must do that.

If they all stayed home or voted third party or wrote in a name, then they understand, and you need to understand, that Obama would even win Texas, because his voters will vote for him even if his anti voters refuse to vote for Romney,

Would I then turn around and attack my own fellow Texans, much less those poor citizens in tight swing states, for doing what I have the blessed luxury of not having to do?

No, of course I won’t attack them.

I see you and others doing it all over FR and resent the attacks on my decent, patriotic, hard working fellows who will have no more Obama and Dems turned Communists deliberately destroying this blessed land.

But can do nothing to stop those resented attacks, either.

Another example of things are what they are.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 4:31:15 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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