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Democrat Youngstown [OH] Mayor George McKelvey Endorses President George W. Bush
George W. Bush ^ | August 24, 2004

Posted on 08/24/2004 9:24:15 AM PDT by RWR8189

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Earlier today Mayor George McKelvey, Democratic mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, announced his endorsement of President George W. Bush in his reelection bid.  At a press conference in Youngstown, McKelvey was joined by Bush-Cheney ’04 Ohio Valley Regional Chair Jo Ann Davidson and said that as a Democrat he is proud to work toward President Bush’s reelection in November.

"Although I have never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate, the significance of this election - an election which I view as the most important of my lifetime - has motivated me to acknowledge my support for President Bush.

"I support President Bush’s proactive approach to the war on terror. He has demonstrated the strong leadership necessary to strengthen our national security. He understands that the war on terror is a war we must win to protect our freedom, for our children, grand children and great grandchildren.

"I support President Bush because I believe that our economy is experiencing a recovery, and that it will continue to improve. It is unfair, at best, to blame President Bush for the devastating impact 9-11 had on the American marketplace. Furthermore, I cannot agree with those who criticize a tax policy which allows the American people to keep more of their own money, allowing them, not the government, to decide how to best spend their money," McKelvey said.

He continued, "Senator Kerry reminds me of the traditional politician who will say anything you want to hear to get elected…This Democrat is proud to call President Bush his friend, and honored to have the opportunity to work with him on his reelection as president of the United States of America."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bc04; bush43; bushdemocrats; democratsforbush; gwb2004; mckelvey; ohio; terrorism; waronterror; youngstown

1 posted on 08/24/2004 9:24:18 AM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!

Support for Bush from the People's Republic of Greater Youngstown.


2 posted on 08/24/2004 9:28:20 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: RWR8189
Earlier today Mayor George McKelvey, Democratic mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, announced his endorsement of President George W. Bush in his reelection bid.

I find it oddly pleasant to see so many Democrats bailing on Kerry. Zell Miller, Ed Koch, and now McKelvey. Any others?

3 posted on 08/24/2004 9:28:51 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Democrats. They want to have their cake and eat yours too.)
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To: Prime Choice
I find it oddly pleasant to see so many Democrats bailing on Kerry. Zell Miller, Ed Koch, and now McKelvey. Any others?

There is the mayor of St. Paul. (I do not know his name). I think it is especially cool that some of these are from battleground states.

4 posted on 08/24/2004 9:31:29 AM PDT by KJacob (God's purpose is never the same as man's purpose.)
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To: Prime Choice; RWR8189; RockinRight
I find it oddly pleasant to see so many Democrats bailing on Kerry. Zell Miller, Ed Koch, and now McKelvey. Any others?

Real flesh and blood prominent Democrats. The only Republicans I hear about supporting Kerry are people I've never heard of before who say they are "life long Republicans, but ....."

5 posted on 08/24/2004 9:33:19 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Prime Choice
Here's a few.
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  Posted by RWR8189
On News/Activism 08/17/2004 3:28:32 PM CDT · 9 replies · 628+ views


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NAUrepublicans.com ^ | 8/2/2004 | Max
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  Posted by RWR8189
On News/Activism 06/24/2004 5:48:18 PM CDT · 21 replies · 19+ views


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6 posted on 08/24/2004 9:33:30 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: ohioWfan

ping


7 posted on 08/24/2004 9:40:39 AM PDT by maestro
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To: RWR8189

I could swear not too long ago the pundits were saying they knew of no Democrats/Gore voters that would be voting for G.W. in this election. Guess their list of acquaintances is a short one.


8 posted on 08/24/2004 9:41:03 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: RWR8189

This is EXCELLENT news. Many many dims coming out in support of President Bush.

My continued prayers for President Bush and his cabinet that they will continue to take the high ground and let the others see who is a leader in this election.


9 posted on 08/24/2004 9:42:01 AM PDT by JFC
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To: RWR8189

These Democratic Pols that keep supporting Bush for President really makes me wonder if they are truly in the right party. Everything that man said goes against everything the Dimocrap party is today.

Maybe he should switch.


10 posted on 08/24/2004 9:43:25 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Goodnight Chesty, wherever you may be.)
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To: RWR8189

I am telling you New Mexican Demos are going to vote for Bush. I have heard it from many of the Spanish out there in the land of enchantment.


11 posted on 08/24/2004 9:47:17 AM PDT by JFC
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To: KJacob

No to mention I believe the Jacksonville, FL Mayor endorsed Bush and I believe he is a democrat


12 posted on 08/24/2004 9:58:47 AM PDT by OregonRepublican (Say no to war... unless a democrat is president BUSH/CHENEY 04)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
Maybe he should switch.

He would, but if you know anything about the PROY (People's Republic of Youngstown) you'll understand. He'd suddenly become unelectable. That town is the most heavily-Democratic part of Ohio.

Jim Traficant was from there.

13 posted on 08/24/2004 10:18:30 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: RockinRight

ahhh I see


14 posted on 08/24/2004 10:35:35 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Goodnight Chesty, wherever you may be.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

There are certain cities, like Youngstown, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA, where it doesn't matter what you believe or who you are, you won't be elected without the "D" next to your name on the ballot and you will lose with the "R" there. That is why there are some conservative Democrats in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. For example, look at Frank Rizzo, who was elected Mayor of Philadelphia as a Democrat but couldn't really come close as a Republican.

In any case, Mayor McKelvey is a brave man who deserves all of the credit in the world for taking this stand.


15 posted on 08/24/2004 10:36:21 AM PDT by mak5
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To: RockinRight

I am from the Peoples Republic of Youngstown and I am amazed that McKelvey took the pro-Bush stance. The Neanderthal thinking Democrat followers here would vote for Genghis Khan for president as long as he had a "D" next to his name.
Local political columnist Bertram de Souza had an interesting article in last Sunday's Vindicator. Entitled "If Only Valley Voters Had Listened" where he chided the locals for electing an incompetent boob named Tim Ryan (with a "D" after his name,of course) over Republican candidate Ann Womer Benjamin. The voters, as de Souza pointed out, " were true to political form. They ignored her ( Benjamin's) common-sense approach to politics and, instead, backed a lightweight."
Youngstown continues on its path to self-destruction, electing incompetent Democrats because "that's the way we were raised to vote."


16 posted on 08/24/2004 10:42:44 AM PDT by RaginRak
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To: RaginRak

I live in Akron, but Tim Ryan is, unfortunately also my Rep since the lines were redrawn last time around.


17 posted on 08/24/2004 10:47:55 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: mak5
Akron and Cleveland are also like that but I think to a slightly lesser degree, at least Akron has one Republican councilman.
18 posted on 08/24/2004 10:48:54 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: RaginRak

"that's the way we were raised to vote."

That explains a lot of the Democrat voters around here who, to talk to them, would come across as conservative - pro-military, anti-tax, anti-abortion...but vote D every time.


19 posted on 08/24/2004 10:50:02 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: RWR8189

Another Democrat steps forward to endorse the President. Yes, friends there are more 9/11 Democrats in this country than you can imagine.


20 posted on 08/24/2004 10:51:20 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RWR8189

This was actually posted yesterday as well...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1197600/posts


21 posted on 08/24/2004 11:24:17 AM PDT by techworker
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To: techworker

Its a different article


22 posted on 08/24/2004 11:41:24 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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