“He was black when I voted for him”

By Tom Quiner

Michael Goodwin is a columnist for the New York Post.

He voted for Barack Obama in 2008. He will not vote for Barack Obama this time. Here’s why:

“Where he totally fooled me was his claim to be a pragmatist, not an ideologue. He spoke of uniting the country and I believed he was capable and sincere. That he won 70 million votes and more than two-thirds of the Electoral College spoke to his appeal.

He failed as president because he is incompetent, dishonest and not interested in the actual work of governing. His statist policies helped consign millions of Americans to a lower standard of living and his odious class warfare further divided the nation. He had no intention of uniting the country — it was his Big Lie.

I don’t hate him. But I sure as hell don’t trust him.

As for the desperate charge that opposition to Obama makes me a racist, let me note that he was black when I voted for him.”


  1. onetenthblog on October 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    2016 is must watch doco! Where America’s heading should be clear & deciding factor come Nov.

    Dinesh D’Souza should be a mainstream, household name. And when Paul Ryan highlighted all these starstruck university supporters… he should have mentioned 2016, and the question How much do you really know Barack Obama?!

    • quinersdiner on October 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      We didn’t know enough about Mr. Obama. 2016 sure pointed that out.

      • onetenthblog on October 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

        Very much, so.

  2. Paul Sharp on October 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I have seen Mr. Goodwin on FNC a few times, and I think he “nails it”. The big puzzle to me, though, is in 2008 what did we have to form an opinion of him besides his rhetoric? Info from his autobiography? What else? He was given a pass in my opinion, and what a massive failure by MSM. Lots of bright people like Mr. Goodwin bought into him nevertheless. I don’t understand their thinking. I guess we’ll see in a few days if we have a repeat, only this time voting for him needs to include excuses for his dismal record of the past 3+ years.

    • Shawn Pavlik on October 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

      I agree. I don’t think the stunning thing in 2008 was that we elected a black man to be President. I think the stunning thing is that we elected someone so incompetent and unqualified to be president. I think Obama set race relations in politics back decades.

      • quinersdiner on October 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

        He could have done so much, but he squandered his opportunity.