Former Alabama Democratic congressman Artur Davis is set to speak at the upcoming GOP convention. After endorsing President Obama four years ago, Mr. Davis lost the 2010 gubernatorial primary and switched parties.
Here’s how RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is spinning giving the unknown black congressman a spot over so many other well known and prominent Republicans.
“This exciting group of headliners includes two successful governors, two outstanding senators, the next senator from our convention state, and a former Co-Chairman of the 2008 Obama campaign. The perspectives and ideas they bring to the convention stage will show all Americans that Romney and Ryan are the ticket to a better future. Former Congressman Davis especially will give voice to the frustration and disappointment felt among those who supported President Obama in 2008 and are now hungry for a new direction,” Chairman Priebus said. Politico 8/16/2012