Once a Top Dem, Artur Davis Makes Hard Right Turn

Four years ago he was touted as the next Barack Obama, today former Alabama congressman Artur Davis sounds more like Gotye and tells Dems, ‘now you’re just somebody that I used to know.’

Speaking in Tampa last week, Davis said “the last time I spoke at a convention, it turned out I was in the wrong place,” referencing his appearance in 2008 in support of Barack Obama.

And talking with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow, Davis said he’s traded his blue ties for red because “President Obama’s economic policies have failed.”

Davis argues that Democrats say they have new ideas to turn around the economy when they don’t and he doesn’t believe the solution to the economic crisis is “taking more money from people who are doing well and growing the foot print of government.”

However, Howard Dean, former Vermont Governor and CNBC Contributor sees the situation quite differently. “The fact of the matter is the US is a lot better off than Europe and the reason is because of Barack Obama. We did not make the mistake of cranking down government spending like Herbert Hoover did. That lead to the Great Depression.

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