Former Governor L. Douglas Wilder, who backed Barack Obama in 2008, won’t endorse him this year.
Douglas is the nation’s first black governor.

Last year, Douglas Wilder said Democrats did not want to be seen with Obama.

The Times-Dispatch reported:

Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, who backed Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008, did not endorse Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in an opinion column released days before the election.

“I have campaigned for and supported the president in the past and many people now want to discuss his job performance with me,” Wilder writes in a column for Reuters.

“They often note that Obama ran as a moderate — and that is the man they threw their support behind in 2008. But some look back and say that he has governed as a left-of-center liberal who did not keep the focus squarely on jobs and economic recovery.

“Is that group of independent-minded voters enough to swing Virginia’s 13 electoral votes away from Obama on Tuesday? The race is so close, we will have to wait until November 6 for a definitive answer. But for a state Obama may need to win, that uncertainty after almost four years on the job cannot be a great comfort to his campaign operatives.”

Wilder does not expressly back Romney, but he says the Republican has met the test to be president.

 

 

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  1. If the kenyan loses this election there will be retribution. Our White House will be destroyed. Pictures will be slashed, furniture destroyed, silver & plate stolen. They may even torch the White House. And what will happen to these barbarians? Nothing, because the destroyers are of a certain color.

    However much damage this false administration does, we must get them out of power.

  2. Go Virginia!

    OT, anyone hear or read any coverage about the much touted Harvey Weinstein production of the OBL raid which was supposed to air 2 days before the election on NatGeo (last night) which was supposed to boost BroncoBarry’s poll numbers? Begs the question, is BenghaziGate forcing Weinstein’s efforts to backfire?

  3. What? Now there’s a test?
    Too bad nobody gave Obama that test in 2008.
    If they had, maybe we wouldn’t be in this mess today.

  4. Wilder, like every politician, has dreams of holding high office again and you can not touch dog droppings on the clean end. Obama is a shovel ready job as a political force.

  5. I just saw Wilder on Fox with Neil Cavuto and Wilder just said that he supports and will vote for President Obama.

  6. #7-Ah, yes. The Cory Booker two-step.

  7. Oh shoot, I was all prepared to express that for the first time, I was proud of my first black governor.

    Never mind.

  8. Sorry!
    Doug Wilder is NOT the first Black Gov. In American history, he’s the 2nd.
    The 1st is Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, the 24th Governor of Louisiana and the first governor in the nation of African descent, died in 1921.  He is buried in the family tomb in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. 
    Pinchback was a state senator when, in 1871 Lt. Governor Oscar Dunn, a physician and also of African descent, died of pneumonia.

    The senate elected Pinchback to the position of Lt. Governor.

    Governor Henry Clay Warmoth was  impeached at the end of his term in 1872.

    Pinchback became acting Governor after Governor Warmoth was required  to step down until convicted of impeachment or until cleared of the charges.  As a result Governor Pinchback was in office for 36 days.

    He was integral to the founding of Southern University.  He became an attorney, practicing law in Washington, D. C. until his death in 1921.  He was buried in this family tomb in Metairie Cemetery.  Metairie Cemetery was previously reserved only for whites.

    Although Doug Wilder was the first directly elected Black Gov.

    -DJ Monsoon.





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