In 2008 former congressman Artur Davis gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Tuesday night, Artur Davis spoke again at a party convention, but this time for the Republicans, in firm opposition to his former friend.
The former co-chair of the Obama campaign is not the only politician to switch party allegiances this election cycle, as former Republican Governor Charlie Crist will be speaking in a few days at the Democratic National Convention. Now, both parties are embracing their new-found supporters as fearless truth-tellers.
Davis tells The Takeaway what made him switch sides, and why it is consistent with his views. He also assails Obama for straying "too far to the left."