Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair Hits the Road for Romney

Former Representative Artur Davis (D-Ala.), then Obama’s campaign co-chair, is pictured speaking for the President at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug. 27, 2008. (Photo – Paul Sancya / AP)

Once an important part of the political juggernaut that propelled Obama into office in 2008 (campaign co-chair), and a then southern African-American Democrat, Artur Davis has not only left the president in the dust, he’s hitting the road to the White House for Mitt Romney.

Davis will take the Romney/Ryan fight to battleground state Virginia:

A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.

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. … Davis said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

Not only has Obama/Biden gone too far left, they’ve chosen to go beyond the lowest of the low.

Go Artur!

By Eric Allie – Aug 14, 2012

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9 Responses to Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair Hits the Road for Romney

  1. Victor Lundquist says:

    Awesome news! A great post Jayde….Thank you for sharing this important development!

    Where are the Republicans changing sides?

  2. Mary Davis says:

    Even the media bias cannot hide the desperate circumstances that the Obama administration has brought upon themselves. They thought American’s were too stupid to see the clear choice.

  3. BenInOregon says:

    Victor: Demographics shift in his district. He might have a personal believe in Repub’s ideas, but it always comes down to “How do I get elected”.

  4. Victor Lundquist says:

    Ben: Good point, but if true across the USA, where are the Republicans doing the same? If what you say is true, we should see roughly a 50/50 mix. We are seeing a flow of Democrats migrating to Romney. I have yet to see one Republican state she/he is changing over to support and vote for Obama.

    And, I disagree with your last point. There are those serving who are not always wanting to be elected again. Governor Romney himself has said he is not making decisions to just get elected and he is not concerned about a second term.

    There are many people out there that are willing to serve one or two terms and return to the private sector to make a living. I might be reading your comment wrong, but I inferred from it that you think Davis’s political views are shifting with the wind of what is popular or only to benefit his self interest. While that may be true of many politicians, I’m missing how you think that is the case with Davis. If that is what you think, I would like to know what evidence you see to support it.

  5. Annette S says:

    Ben:…….Artur Davis had hoped that Obama would move the Democratic Party to the Center and improve race relations. There were many who believed this. Instead Obama passed government directed redistribution policies and has turned his back on the private sector. Obama’s class warfare shows that he has a divide and conquer strategy to maintain his position as POTUS. Obama is the most left wing president we have ever had. Hardly a centrist. It’s understandable that Davis would feel let down by Obama.

    “but it comes down to how do I get elected”……Do you think that Artur who you feel is just changing due to the political wind would go to the extent of STUMPING for Mitt Romney. I don’t think so. I think Davis has a real concern for our Country.

    We need to judge people on an individual basis, not by what group they belong to. Characterizing a group of people such as politicians and assuming all their decisions are based on political expediency is unfair.

    Artur Davis is stumping for Romney….that says he is serious about his new political direction.

  6. AfricansforRomney says:

    Great! I’m looking forward to hear what he has to say. I don’t blame the guy. He’s fed up with DemoRats party and betrayed byhis friend Prez Obama false hope and change promises.

    Let’s face it, this point both parties sucks. GOP makes no effort to attract the black, hispanic commnuites, completely abandoning them. It is also disgusting to see Obama and the Dems party using these groups like their own property. What we see is that the white Dems go in black churches and talking with fake accent, pretending like they’re one of them, it is a shame gay marraige is now discussed the same level as the civil right movement era, the children school performance is very poor in the black commnunity and what Obama is doing is to them? rewarding, protecting the lazy teachers union jobs. I wish more blacks coming out and rejecting the Dems party.

    Obama is an opportunist liar. Obama and the DemoRats are taking the black race BACKWARD!

  7. Fer says:

    i know how he feels. I supported Obama. He ran on unity of a polarized country and he has done just the opposite with his extremist policies and divisive rhetoric.
    His words have proven to be empty pandering and a smoke screen for his incompetence. Let’s get Romney and Ryan elected and Obama out before he can do more damage.

  8. Tawn Kent says:

    I look forward to seeing Artur Davis return to national politics as a republican. It is a testament to the fact that times they are a changing for the better in America. I am grateful to be alive to see great men and women of color stand up in defence of constitutional priciples and values that will preserve our great nation and bless the lives of all Americans. May God bless these fine men and women in their desire to serve our great nation. In time we will see many more follow their brave examples. May the good people of Utah’s 4th congressional district recognize the diamond they have in their midst and elect Mia Love. It is time to take the same action they took when they defeated senator Bob Bennett and elected Mike Lee. The people of Utah need to defeat incumbent Jim Matheson who supported Obama and elect Mia Love who has pledged to support Mitt. Thank you Jayde for posting this inspirational story.

  9. Annette S says:

    I saw Mia Love yesterday on Fox. She is a diamond!