• WisPolitics

Friday, June 13, 2008

 10:01 PM 

Lawton again pledges support to Obama

While taking time to praise Hillary Clinton for her presidential campaign, Lt. Gov. Barb Lawton again pledged her support of Barack Obama this fall, saying Dems could not afford to allow John McCain to become president.

Lawton, who co-chaird Clinton's Wisconsin and Midwest campaigns, said Obama wants to restore the promise of a great democracy, while portraying McCain as a continuation of the failed policies of the Bush Administration.

"We can't have four more years with a president that thinks the economy is a faith-based initiative," she said.

Lawton got a dig in on GOP Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to start her speech. Van Hollen was criticized in recent weeks after his staff discussed whether he should have a security detail during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis later this summer. After the news broke, Van Hollen said he did not plan to have any security accompany him to the convention.

DPW Chair Joe Wineke got the joke rolling by telling the crowd, "I can't blame him. I wouldn't trust those damn Republicans anyway."

Lawton came to the stage to the "Pink Panther" theme, accompanied by a "security detail." Lawton said she thought he'd need security for his trip to "Lake Wobegon, Minnesota."

"My staff wanted nothing less for me," she said.

Listen to Lawton's speech

-- By JR Ross


<< Back to Dem Convo Blog main page


wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us


Updates from WisPolitics.com on Wisconsin's participation in Democratic conventions.

Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Chris Thompson, David Wise

· Dem Convo Blog site feed


· Democratic Party of Wisconsin website
· DPW convention page
· Convention agenda
· Convention hotel


· June 2005
· June 2006
· June 2007
· July 2007
· June 2008
· August 2008
· June 2009
· June 2010
· May 2011
· June 2011
· June 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· May 2013
· June 2013
· May 2014
· June 2014
· May 2015
· June 2015
· May 2016
· June 2016
· July 2016
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications