August 19, 2013

Actually, Pryor Said Obama Is ‘Exactly The Right Guy’ And That ‘There Is A Destiny About Him’

In an interview with Politico, Pryor tried to distance himself from President Obama by refusing to say whether he approved or disapproved of the president’s performance. Pryor went on to say that Obama “doesn’t connect well” with Arkansas and has “in some ways what you would think of as a hard-left agenda in various ways, and that agenda is not popular in our state.”

Asked if he approved or disapproved of the president’s performance in office, Pryor took a long pause and said, “I would say, ‘Is there another option there?’” But Pryor acknowledges that Obama “doesn’t connect well” with Arkansans. “I think that President Obama has in some ways what you would think of as a hard-left agenda in various ways, and that agenda is not popular in our state,” Pryor said, riding in the backseat of an aide’s pickup. “And a lot of that agenda I don’t support.”

However, at the 2008 DNC convention, Pryor told the Arkansas delegation that Obama “is exactly the right guy for this moment in history.”

All Barack wanted to talk about is his little girls. He is a very rounded person. He is someone you would think what he’s been through in the last four or five years that has a big ego, has a big head, not at all. You know, he’s the kind of guy that is exactly the right guy for this moment in history.

Pryor even went on to say “my sense is there is a destiny about Barack Obama.”

Obama’s done several things throughout this campaign that are very unorthodox. And that, by the way, that scares Republicans, but he has done several things that are very unorthodox, and he’s been able to pull it together. My sense is there is a destiny about Barack Obama. I think there is a destiny about him.

Pryor finished his praise of Obama by reminding the delegates that “elections have consequences” and that the 2008 presidential election is “going to have huge, huge consequences for the future of this country.”

You know, the bottom line is, and this is something we should never forget. One of the lessons that we learned from President Bush and his office over the last eight years is elections have consequences. You know why we are in Iraq today? Because elections have consequences. Look at our federal deficit today. Elections have consequences. Look at our economy. Elections have consequences. Gas at four dollars a gallon. Elections have consequences. And this election, and we are looking at it right here in 2008, is going to have huge, huge consequences for the future of this country. I think when Barack Obama is sworn, when he takes that oath on January 20th of 2009. I think you’ll have a president that is not just a new face, and has new ideas, that’s great, but I think you’re going to have a president who is focused on America for the first time in eight years