Steelers Owner Dan Rooney Endorses Obama
by hootie4170, Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 08:54:41 AM EDT
This is good...real good
Rooney Endorses Obama For President
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney released a letter this morning endorsing Senator Barack Obama for President.
"As a grandfather and a citizen of this community I think Barack Obama's thoughtful, strategic approach is important for America," said Rooney. "When I hear how excited young people seem to be when they about this man, I believe he will do what is best for them, which is to inspire them to be great Americans."
Obama even acknowledge Rooney's presence in the crowd at this morning's Alliance for American Manufacturing forum at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Dan Rooney, Steeler's owner and one of the most beloved figures in Western PA, has endorsed Barack Obama. Do not discount what this means....Being from western PA I know that Pittsburgh Steelers are the best and most loyal fans in the country and think of Dan Rooney as a man of integrity and honor....This was the lead story in every newscast at noon today, people admire Dan Rooney and his judgments. This compliments the endorsements of Jerome Bettis and Hall of Famer Franco Harris. This is HUGE!!!!Update [2008-4-14 13:53:26 by hootie4170]:
Dan Rooney's letter in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Dear Fellow Pennsylvanian,
Based on the experiences that I have had in my seventy-five years and my assessment of what I think our nation needs to make real the change that is so needed, I am proud and now feel compelled to endorse Senator Barack Obama.
This is not something that I do regularly but as I listen to the candidates in this race, I am struck that we continue to hear about the problems and the same challenges that we have been talking about for decades. Protecting jobs here in Pennsylvania, breaking our dangerous and costly addiction to foreign oil, making health care accessible and affordable " these are neither new issues nor new ideas. And yet we have failed to make real progress.
As a grandfather and a citizen of this community I think Barack Obama's, thoughtful, strategic approach is important for America. When I hear how excited young people seem to be when they talk about this man, I believe he will do what is best for them which is to inspire them to be great Americans.
This time, we can't afford to wait. Our country needs a new direction and a new kind of leadership " the kind of leadership, judgment and experience that Senator Obama has demonstrated in more than 20 years of public service, and in a particularly impressive way in this campaign. Senator Obama has rejected the say-and-do anything tactics that puts winning elections ahead of governing the country. And he has rejected the back-room politics in favor of opening government up to the people. Barack Obama is the one candidate in this race who can finally put an end to business as usual in Washington and bring about real change for Pittsburgh and the country as a whole. He has inspired me and so many other people around our country with new ideas and fresh perspectives.
True sports fans know that you support your team even when they are the underdogs. Barack Obama is the underdog here but it is with great pride that I join his team.
When I think of Barack Obama's America I have great hope. I support his candidacy and look forward to his Presidency
Daniel M. Rooney, Owner and Chairman, Pittsburgh Steelers