Obama 2008 Co-Chair Hits Trail ... for Mitt
Artur Davis will campaign in Virginia today
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 15, 2012 9:29 AM CDT
Artur Davis will stump for Romney.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

(Newser) – The man who seconded Barack Obama's presidential nomination at the DNC in 2008 is now campaigning against the president. Artur Davis was co-chair of Obama's first campaign, but he'll today campaign in Virginia in support of Mitt Romney, a Romney campaign aide tells CNN. Davis served four terms as a Democratic congressman, but announced a switch to the Republican Party in May.

"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 told Wolf Blitzer. "Obviously the election will determine that." Davis will appear at an Arlington event today, where he will "discuss Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s bold ideas to strengthen the middle class and deal with our long-term debt," a Romney insider tells Buzzfeed.

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jerrymac
Aug 15, 2012 2:42 PM CDT
How typically Liberal and racist most of the comments have been. This man campaigned for the Great Pretender, getting caught up in the rhetoric, and finally saw the truth for what it is. And how do you Libs react when one of your own, or any "minority" who doesn't toe the party line? Same as always, with racial slurs, insults and denigrating comments about intelligence, family heritage, appearance and anything else your twisted, deranged minds can come up with. If you all weren't such pathetic creatures you might deserve some pity. Instead, revulsion is all you are truly worthy of.
nellpost
Aug 15, 2012 2:13 PM CDT
Good for the country, getting rid of the obvious uncle toms.
cornelison
Aug 15, 2012 2:07 PM CDT
*LOL* *LOL* Obama's detractors are still keeping that myth alive. Obama is NOT a left wing extremist. He's governing from the middle and he has also submitted Republican ideas that every Republican is now against.