Black Democrat Turned Republican: “African Americans Are Prepared to Look Seriously at the Republican Party”
Davis, who lost his 2010 primary, recently announced that he is leaving the Democratic party and moving to Virginia, probably to run as a Republican.
Davis says he left the Democratic Party over a number of issues.
“The reason I got behind [President Obama] was twofold,” said Davis. “Number one, Perhaps naively, I believed that if Barack Obama got elected that it would completely change race relations in this country. Number two, I believe that the Democratic party would change because I believed, again perhaps naively and it turns out mistakenly, that Barack Obama represented the kind of center-wing of the Democratic party that Bill Clinton represented.”
Davis went on to say that he believes President Obama has led the Democratic Party too far to the left. He also said that he believes that when Obama’s term is up, African-Americans will hit the reset button, so to speak.
“I do think that after President Obama leaves the scene, win or lose he will not be on the ballot again,” said Davis. “When he leaves the scene, I do think African Americans are prepared to look seriously at the Republican party, as are Latinos, if the Republican party earns those votes.”
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