The Democratic mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota has endorsed President Bush for reelection:
“George Bush and I do not agree on a lot of issues,” Kelly said in a statement. “But in turbulent times, what the American people need more than anything is continuity of government, even with some imperfect policies.”
Kelly, who said he’s remaining a Democrat, said the economy is going in the right direction. “There’s no reason to believe a change of course will produce better or quicker results,” he said.
And the mayor said the United States will bring the troops home from Iraq a lot sooner if “we don’t try to bring in a whole new leadership team to run the show. We must stay the course.”
Note that the previous mayor, Norm Coleman, now Minnesota’s GOP Senator was also a former Democrat.
I’ve been predicting for some time that the 9/11 Democrats would be a political force in this election – this is one more piece of evidence in support of that contention. Kelly is hardly a member of the VRWC, but even he understands that John Kerry is not the kind of leader this country needs at this critical juncture in history.