Garry: Obama Almost Made Me Cry
Brian Garry likes Barack Obama too.
An unsuccessful candidate for City Council in November as an endorsed Democrat, Garry emailed a press release Tuesday night to announce that he's backing Barack.
He says he's housing the SEIU for Obama campaign in his Vine St. storefront in Over-the-Rhine and helping sponsor Artists for Obama, a sign making event, in conjunction with musical acts Freekbass and the Buffalo Killers Thursday, 6-9 p.m. at his office at 1235 Vine St. www.BrianGarry.com
Here's his release:
"With the Ohio primaries scheduled for March 4th, the close race for the Democratic Presidential candidacy has made Ohio a pivotal state for both candidates.
Taking the importance of this election to heart, Cincinnati City Council candidate, Brian Garry, has joined the ranks of Commissioner Todd Portune, Councilman David Crowley and Mayor Mark Mallory and announced his endorsement for Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama. While Garry considers himself a progressive Democrat, it took a lot of research and introspection to make his final decision. He originally supported Sen. John Edwards.
"Ultimately, my vote for Barack Obama echoes my own personal efforts to create a more equitable and socially just society," says Garry. After hearing Obama speak today Garry said, "Our issues are practically identical. I had to choke back the tears several times as he spoke of the hardships of vets, the working poor and the uninsured. I feel that Barack is indeed sincere, in challenging the status quo.
"I have found an appreciation for the way Obama has run his campaign: utilizing grassroots support, rather than a corporate emphasis," Garry explained. "If he runs this country the way he has run his campaign, then I do think there is a chance for real change."