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Monday, 6 August 2012
Gladys Knight backs Obama
Singing legend Gladys Knight gave her two cents about the presidential race in a recent interview with BET. Asked if she’d like to see Republican candidate Mitt Romney, a fellow Mormon, win the White House, Knight replied:
Not now. I have to be honest with you; it's not about your faith, even if the church itself in its structure is perfect, the people in it are not. That's not to say he's not a good person, don't get me wrong. But I would not vote for him just because he is Mormon. I want to know what he is going to do for the people. I want to see the compassion. I want to talk about something else besides the money. I know how hard it is to send two kids to college when you ain't got nothing. I know people may not think of me in that way, but this business gives you ups and downs. ... I am a Barack Obama fan, from head-to-toe, always have been. He's not perfect; nobody is going to be that way. Until you sit in that office, at that desk, don't tell me what you're going to do because you are going to come in and have some of the same problems as he did.
do you think this will swing georgia towards obama?