Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Prominent Pennsylvania Democrat Leaves Party Over Same Sex Marriage Endorsement
Some have speculated that Obama's endorsement of same sex marriage might cost him some votes among blue collar Democrats but when that blue collar Democrat is a Democratic state committeewoman, well, it might be more serious than we thought. Jo Ann Nardelli, a Pennsylvania state committeewoman and founding president of the Blair County Federation of Democratic Women, has switched her political affiliation to the GOP citing Obama's endorsement of same sex marriage as the final straw. Worse yet she called a press conference to announce her defection and to denounce her party.
“As the Democratic Party has taken the stand for same-sex marriage, then I must make a stand on my faith that marriage is between a man and a woman. God’s principles for life never change. His guidelines, given in Scripture, produce fruitful lives when you follow them.”
Nardelli's switch was supported by her husband, Mike, who said he, too, has turned in his Democrat registration card. It's probably nothing for team Obama to worry about.