Source: Charles Mahtesian / Politico
The Birmingham News surveyed state pols about the conversion of former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis and his decision to speak at the Republican National Convention and found what you might expect: Republicans are cheering and Democrats are calling it sour grapes.
The chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party called Davis a “sore loser.”
“The only part of the electorate Artur Davis is giving a voice to are former candidates who lost their races and then go on to blame it on everyone but themselves,” said Mark Kennedy. “With that said, between his penchant for changing his party and positions regularly, and for not taking responsibility for his own actions, Artur Davis seems a great addition to the Romney campaign.”
Terry Lathan, chairwoman of the Mobile County Republicans, said she thought Davis’s appearance was going to be a convention highlight, and that she expected the Alabama delegation to be cheering loudly.
“His speech has the possibility of absolutely blowing the doors off that place,” Lathan said. “When you have a man who nominated the current president and switched over because of principles and because he’s had enough, that is huge. You couldn’t write this script in Hollywood.”
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