jueves, 16 de agosto de 2012

Artur Davis hablará en la convención republicana

Former congressman Artur Davis from Alabama, who officially seconded President Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic convention, said on Wednesday that he will cap off a remarkable political metamorphosis by addressing the Republican convention this year — calling for Obama’s defeat.

Davis said in a telephone interview that he had been given a speaking slot at the Republican convention in Tampa later this month. Davis said he was not sure yet of the day on which he would speak.

But Davis said he planned to speak for millions of Americans who, like him, had traced a path from hope to disillusionment with Obama. After spending his entire political career as a Democrat, Davis declared earlier this year that he was a Republican.

“The one thing that I can bring to the table is to be something of a voice for that group of people,” Davis said in announcing his speaking slot.

Davis has since become a vocal advocate for Mitt Romney in Virginia, where he now lives. On Wednesday, he spoke on Romney’s behalf at an event in Ballston, attacking Vice President Biden for a recent comment that Republicans would put voters “back in chains.”

At the convention, Davis said he would speak about areas where he felt Obama had failed to deliver on his promises from 2008.

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