Monday, October 13, 2008
Dean Smith Former UNC Basketball Coach Endorses Barack Obama
I just read that Dean Smith the former head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina is endorsing Barack Obama. Although, on the back of Smith's biography John McCain is one of three people who write glowing remarks about Dean Smith. Dean states that he has a lot of respect for what John McCain has done for this country, but he believes that Barack Obama is the one capable of leading the United States at this time. Dean Smith said that this is not the time to stand on the sidelines. It is important to remember that Dean Smith has been a man who has helped to set a more positive tone regarding race and equality in his corner of the world by letting it be known that he would not eat at places where his players of color were not welcome. Dean Smith represents the things that are right about America. His endorsement of Obama could be significant in the state of North Carolina where polls show Obama with a 1% lead over McCain. North Carolina tends to vote Republican when it comes to the President of the United States. The last time that North Carolina voted Democrat for the presidency was 1976.