Thursday, April 03, 2008

Antonio Campbell

Our regular weekly search for a redeemable Republican turns up with a live one!

A Republican for Obama!

Antonio Campbell is the spokesman for the Republicans for Obama. Campbell, who grew up in Chippewa Township, MD, is a 42-year-old adjunct professor of political science at Towson University in Baltimore. Campbell is a committed Republican who has run for office under the GOP banner and voted Republican in every presidential race except 1992. He’s now working as the spokesman for a small national group called Republicans for Obama.

Campbell entered the Army after high school and then returned to attend Geneva College. He transferred to the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, and then moved to Maryland, where he received a master’s from Towson University.

Before switching from the Democratic Party in 1996, Campbell said he was a typical conservative western Pennsylvania Democrat who worked for U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-14, Forest Hills, and former U.S. Rep. Ron Klink, D-4, Murrysville. He said he became a Republican after moving to Maryland and finding the Democratic Party there far too liberal.

Since becoming a Republican, Campbell has unsuccessfully run for Congress and Baltimore City Council. He also worked on President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns.

This year, of the Democratic choice, Campbell said,
I’m definitely not voting for Sen. Clinton . . . My gut feeling is what Obama says, he believes, that if he says something, he means it. At the end of the day, it’s who you trust in the big chair.
But, if the Democrats nominate Clinton, Campbell made it clear he will vote for McCain.

2 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Stella said...

So, Vig, where's the political vs. liberal post? I'm looking forward to it!

4/04/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

It's still undergoing intermittent tune-ups. I'll have to publish it on a slow news day, behind a fast, flashy riff. Otherwise, it will kill participation and comment for a week.

BTW, I much enjoyed your critique of Gravel's new career as a Libertarian. I found much irony in it. Also the comments generated were very thoughtful.

For my readers, you can find Stella's Libertarianism is not Liberty, but a Corporatocracy by following the link (of course!). Any comments on her thread would be deemed on topic here.

4/05/2008 09:01:00 AM  

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