Richard was a lifelong conservative and he was fed up. As a Vietnam veteran he quickly grew frustrated about troops being sent into Iraq and couldn’t help but think “this is another Vietnam”—it was his last straw.
When his wife Sue, a registered Democrat, saw Barack Obama speak at the 2004 DNC she was drawn in. She told her husband “this guy is going places.”
Richard was intrigued too. So a few years later when a campaign office opened near him in Broward County he decided to check it out for himself.
I went into the Broward office and saw white hair, women, African Americans, Hispanics, all kinds of people. I said to my wife, lets put our money where our mouths are and not just support this guy; let’s work for him.
Richard and his wife were frequent faces in the office after that. One day while he was out canvassing, Richard received a call telling him to hurry back as soon as possible. When he got back to the office a special visitor was waiting: Barack Obama.
Richard approached the future President and proudly told him, “You’ve got a full scale Republican working for you, sir.” The President laughed and said we needed more people like him.
With the President keeping his promise to end the war in Iraq you know Richard is IN again for 2012. President Obama will always stand up for our troops and their families—get the facts by visiting Veterans for Obama today.
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