What a poke in the eye this must be to Barack Obama. Four years ago, Rep. Arthur Davis (D-AL) was co-chair for Obama presidential campaign. On Friday, Davis took to the stage to introduce Republican Paul Ryan as "the next vice president of the United States."
Artur Davis, the former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama who co-chaired President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, introduced the running mate of Obama's Republican challenger in Virginia Friday.
In his introduction, Davis pointed to Ryan's age - he's 42 - as having energized the GOP. Davis is 44.
"Remember a week ago, some of our Democratic friends had the illusion that we were kind of an older party. That were the party of the last generation. One week later I'm the oldest man on this stage right now," Davis said. "What a difference a week makes."
Davis, who said in May he was switching parties from Democrat to Republican, said he had only disagreed with Ryan on one subject: the status of Led Zeppelin as the "#1 band of the modern era."