Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins Moved By Barack Obama


When I had the chance to chat with McNabb back in September, I figured a question about fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama would have made for some interesting conversation. McNabb's people said Donovan preferred not to talk about his political views. Until now. He didn't want to jinx it. Turns out, McNabb had never voted before this election.

The New York Times caught up with McNabb yesterday and Donovan said he could see some similarities between himself and the next President.

“I think it was similar in his process and the things that he went
through, of the criticism that he received, people going back into his
past and trying to characterize him and figure out what type of person
he was,” said McNabb, who added, “Obviously, it’s on a different level
with him because he’s the president of the United States, but I just
watched the way he handled it, standing strong up there, continuing not
to get rattled.”

Brian Dawkins apparently also talked movingly about seeing a black man reach the nation's most esteemed office.

>>McNabb says he can relate to Obama [NYTimes]

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