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Jim Greer welcomes Michelle Obama

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April

In honor of her fundraising jaunt through Florida, the RPOF chairman weighs in: "“Throughout his campaign, Barack Obama has completely isolated himself from the people of Florida, failing to meet with Floridians face to face for a substantive discussion of critical issues as we head into the Presidential Election this fall. 

“I understand that Senator Obama may finally grace the state of Florida with his presence in the coming weeks.  However, Florida Democrats should have some serious questions for him when he gets here—like how he can stomach using Florida as an ATM, while failing to take a stand for the inclusion of the votes of 1.7 million Floridians in the selection of the Democrat nominee for President.

"While Republicans continue to rally around John McCain, energized that the best man in a field of outstanding candidates has been chosen to serve as the Party’s nominee for President of the United States, Barack Obama has let his desire to be the Democrat nominee overshadow the fact that he would exclude the votes of 1.7 million Democrats to do so.

"I fail to understand why any Democrat would vote for or contribute financially to a presidential candidate who signed a pledge against talking to the people of our state."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:50am]

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