'I'd Vote for Obama Twice' Says Woman Who Questioned President
Velma Hart, who gained fame in her tough questioning of President Obama during a CNBC town hall meeting in September, said Tuesday that she would vote for the president twice, if she could—on Tuesday (today) and when he runs for re-election in 2012.
“He answered my question on September 20, and I was pleased with the answer,” said Hart, who is a mother and the CFO of a non-profit organization.
“He was able to articulate what he thought was of value to me as a middle-class American, but what was even more important to me is the answers he’s given every day since that day."
Hart said she thought Obama has successfully laid out his beliefs and values, the administration's accomplishments and what the president thinks he can accomplish going forward.
Hart voted for Obama in 2008, but said she’s not necessarily a partisan voter. What’s important to her, she said on CNBC Tuesday, is not political affiliation, but intelligence and a willingness to solve problems.
Hart said she wants candidates to say how they are going to help create jobs, for instance.
About the economy in 2012, Hart said she thinks the country is in for better times and also "work still to be done."
Hart, a CNBC contributor, will be a guest during CNBC's "Decision 2010: Your Money, Your Vote" coverage Tuesday night, beginning at 7pm ET.