While he usually votes Democrat, Charles Barkley has been letting his Republican tendencies slip out. Somebody call the #BlackLivesMatter police! Recent comments have shown he’s a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He’s also willing to vote Republican in next years Presidential election.
Unfortunately, that Republican seems to be John Kasich.
Here’s what he said on the Dan Patrick Show…
“I vote Democratic most of the time, but the Democrats donâ€™t have a candidate I really like.Neither one of the parties is doing anything for poor people. Theyâ€™re both full of it. Black people have been voting for Democrats their whole life, and theyâ€™re still poor. Republicans donâ€™t do anything for poor people, either. So, I vote for the person I like the most and right now, itâ€™s the governor of Ohio [John Kasich].”
Obviously we don’t agree with everything he says here, least of all is the John Kasich part. Montel Williams is also supporting John Kasich. Seriously, we just don’t get it, but I can’t begrudge them. Baby steps.
Two points though:
1. Charles Barkley reaches an apolitical audience that a) is bigger than the audience conservatives reach, and b) is the audience conservatives need to reach. People will listen him more than they will most anyone who is running for office. That’s key.
We just need to nudge him toward a little more researchÂ to get him off of this Kasich thing. But still…