TWO REPUBLICANS GANGING UP ON OBAMA…..B-U-T….. ~ Wilfong

“McCain Echoes Clinton Attacks” it says. Interesting piece of camaraderie by two “regular/loyal Americans” (as described by Bill Clinton). It is noteworthy how much they are in agreement as they gang up on Barack Obama, the leading Democratic candidate. After all, isn’t that what Republicans are supposed to do? (She’s not a Republican….well, she sures sounds like one to me.)

I particularly loved reading that Dan Rooney, legendary owner of the many-time world champion Pittsburgh Steelers has endorsed Obama. And, I read with delight:

(ABOVE) President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney as he welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House, Friday, June 2, 2006, during a ceremony in the East Room to honor the Super Bowl champs.

Rep. Mike Doyle (D), an undecided superdelegate who represents Pittsburgh and surrounding towns in the Monongahela Valley, said yesterday that he was not particularly troubled by Obama’s comments.

“I don’t disagree with a lot of what he said. My dad was a mill worker. My grandfather was a steel mill worker, and when the steel industry collapsed, nobody’s family was hurt more than mine,” Doyle said. “It’s not inaccurate to say a lot of politicians have come through these towns, made a lot of promises and failed to deliver. I thought he was spot-on when he said how people feel.”

He added that Obama’s unexpected endorsement yesterday by Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney “carries a hell of a lot more weight than the blowup over his comments about small-town residents.”

Well, my day was made, already. But, then, it got even better;

Rep. David E. Price, an uncommitted Democrat from North Carolina, which holds its primary May 6, said his frustrations are with Clinton, for the potential damage she has inflicted.

“Senator Obama could have chosen better words, but it seems to me that he’s stating the obvious,” Price said. “People are feeling a great deal of economic stress, anxiety, and there is a certain amount of anger out there. . . . I think it’s most unfortunate that opponents simply pounce, particularly opponents in his own party.”

To me, these statements and events indicate that, though Hillary Clinton is trying to throw the kitchen sink at Barack Obama, she missed the mark again. By the way, has she no “positives” about her or her husband that she can tout? Why she gotta always be throwing something…

Just some comments from an ol small town (Savannah, GA) Republican supporting a Democrat for President….I ain’t bitter at all…

Henry T. Wilfong Jr., MBA, CPA

President, National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses

  • Former Appointee of Governor and President Ronald Reagan
  • Member, Bush-Cheney Transition Team-Small Business Advisory Group
  • Co-Chair, Obama Unity Committee/Black Republicans for Obama
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