Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Could Bernard Hopkins be the Next Obama?

After spending years campaigning in Philly to get rid of Donovan McNabb, the Executioner was in New Jersey's capitol city stumping for city council president Paul Pintella who is one of 372 candidates looking to fill retiring Mayor Doug Palmer's seat.

"People are desperate right now," said Hopkins, moments after signing gloves for a fan at Pintella campaign headquarters.

"People need to feel as though the person they're supporting has the know-how and experience to make a difference in their lives, and that's why I'm up here supporting Paul Pintella."

Said Hopkins:
"People are desperate right now.

"People need to feel as though the person they're supporting has the know-how and experience to make a difference in their lives...

"I think the term 'politician' has such a negative connotation - it's difficult for people to find someone who can defy that - someone who creates his own definition, but that's what people want. When you got a guy who's running with ideas that people can relate to, they're going to vote for him without hesitation.

"I want to do things like this - community organizing."

In a 2008 debate, then-Senator Obama stated: "I can bring this country together. I have a track record, starting from the days I moved to Chicago as a community organizer.”

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