Long time Detroit Democrat now supports McCain

She’s going against the strong tide of Obama support in Detroit because she experienced herself how Republicans are far more pro-business than the Democrats. From the Freep:

As a woman of color, Pat Browne of Detroit is excited that an African American is a true contender for president.

That doesn’t mean she’s going to vote for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. A longtime Democrat, Browne, 57, of Detroit has had it with the Democratic Party and pledged her support to Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona. She even had a house party for the campaign on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.

“My next-door neighbor is a labor lawyer, and she asked me how in the world I could support McCain,” she said.

Browne cited her experience as a small-businesswoman in Michigan as the reason for leaving the party. She owns Browne & Browne Office Products and can’t get business with the State of Michigan because, she said, big stores headquartered out of state get all the business.

“I really needed someone to look at me and say this is an outrage. And the Republican Party has responded, and I haven’t found that in any other Democratic venues,” Browne said.

This doesn’t surprise me at all. For all the blathering that Democrats do about looking out for the little guy, when it comes to delivering, they fall short. Good for Pat. It’s got to be so hard for her to not only support a Republican for president, but to do so when the Democratic candidate is an African American.

Cross posted at Up North Mommy Talks Politics

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