Skip to comments.Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, Votes For Bush
Posted on 08/24/2004 7:51:37 PM PDT by onyx eyes
George McVelvey, mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, and a democrat for 30 years, stated today on CNN News, that he will vote for President Bush in the November election.
One of the better songs on Springteen's otherwise lamentable "Ghost of Tom Joad" CD was called, I think, Youngstown. I guess the Bruce won't be playing that one during Moveon.org/Vote for Change tour.
McVelvey understands Bush and Kerry perfectly.
Can the Ohio freepers vouch for this guys sage wisdom in other regards?
I'm not computer savvy, all I know, is McVelvey was on a portion of that Judy Woodruff political segment, on CNN. Around ten AM, EDT, August 24. He was live but being aired from his hometown in a part of her show. I would love to get the transcript, and/but, since Youngstown has always been heavily democrat, its possible, we could get some news from their local newspaper website.
I heard him say that on a tv show earlier today. Just that way about the breakfast.
Here it is:
YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey, who crossed party lines to support the re-election of President Bush, said he will attend next week's Republican National Convention, would deliver a speech if asked, and is willing to film commercials to help the campaign.
Wooed for months by Republicans to endorse Bush, McKelvey, a Democratic mayor of one of the state's most Democratic cities, officially did so Monday in the office of the Manchester, Bennett, Powers and Ullman law firm.
McKelvey had repeatedly stated that his endorsement for Bush would be rather meaningless, and he had no intention to endorse either Bush or Democrat John Kerry. When asked about that Monday, McKelvey said, "The only thing constant in life is change. I changed my mind."
The mayor of the eighth largest city in Ohio also said it remains to be seen if his endorsement will mean anything. But former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, Bush-Cheney's Ohio Valley regional chairwoman, said the campaign doesn't see McKelvey's support as a meaningless endorsement.
"It's a courageous thing for him to do," she said. "It's very exciting that he asked to help the campaign."
Most folks who have actual responsibility, like governors, mayors, employed people, want nothing to do with bloviating pnony liars like Kerry. Tic...tic...tic.
CT, I think you predicted this.
When will see him on a MovingOn.org spot