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Promises Kept

Posted on 02/08/2012 @ 06:46 PM

As the 2012 elections approach, Arizona voters are facing a sharp contrast in their choices for President: a politician who will say anything to get elected, and a man of his word. A new video released by Obama for America tells the unique story of how one man was there at every key point as President Obama kept his promise to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our troops home.

You can view the video here.

Bob Howard, a civil rights attorney from Chicago, was there when Obama spoke out against the Iraq War in 2002. He was there again when Obama outlined his plan to end the war in 2007. And in December, 2011 Howard watched as Obama welcomed the last troops home from Iraq. And at every step of the way, Howard was wearing his lucky purple shirt. Like millions of Arizonans, Howard knows the President isn't afraid to take a responsible, principled stand, even if it is viewed as politically dangerous. “President Obama had the guts to come out and say no, this is the wrong thing to do,” said Howard. “Ending the war is one of the many reasons why I know I chose the right candidate. It makes him a strong president and trustworthy.”

“Voters want to support candidates who stand strong for their values,” said Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director Luis Heredia. “Whether it is ending the war in Iraq, passing healthcare reform, or standing up to Wall Street, President Obama has kept his promises to voters. The record speaks for itself; he is a leader with conviction. This stands in sharp contrast with much of the political world, where many candidates will say or do anything to get elected.”

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