Rep. Joe Walsh: Obama Elected Only Because He’s Black
Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh told a town hall meeting that it’s only because of race that President Obama was elected.
WALSH: He was a historic figure. He’s our first African-American president. The country voted for him because of that. It made us feel good about [our]self. I’ve said it before, it helped that John McCain was about 142 years old. It helped that the economy was tanking. A lot of these things helped. But he never would have gotten there without his historic nature.