The President Tries to Heart Nascar. Can He?

USA - Politics - Dave "Mudcat" Saunders

On Tuesday, President Obama will host Nascar champion Tony Stewart and a group of Nascar executives at the White House. How does a president who spends his weekends playing golf and basketball bring Nascar fans into his camp? We called Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, a political strategist who’s spent years advising Democrats on how to appeal to red-state voters, to find out.

What do you think of President Obama inviting Tony Stewart to the White House next Tuesday?

Tony Stewart adds extra credibility. He’s what a Nascar driver used to be like. He’s a throwback driver, he’s rough-and-tumble. A lot of older fans really like him. Smoke—that’s his nickname—he’s well thought of in garage areas. Anything that Obama can do to soften himself with the rural culture is a good thing. I think it’s a real smart move.

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  • Plantinumgas

    doesn’t matter who obozo brings to the white house. An illegal alien is still an illegal alien.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Dunn/100000108092512 Pamela Dunn

    Obama is desperate and will try anything to gain votes; He’s not sure he can win even with dead people voting and others voting multiple times.

    • Mary

      Right On Pamela!!!!!!!!!  We need to do everything we can do get this guy out of the White House.

  • Freedom Fannie

    It is only to garner votes. Let’s hope Tony Stewart and the rest get it!

  • John Dill

    Smoke, Don’t buy that crap!!!!
    JD1300

  • Louismabry

    I  THINK HE CAN FORGET ABOUT THAT HELPING HIM. COURSE SOME PEOPLE ARE EASILY FOOLED. I AM ASHAMED  THAT TONY STEWART  WOULD ACCEPT THE INVITATION. I DO THINK IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE IT ALL SET UP TO HAPPEN AND THEN NOT SHOW UP FOR THE CAMERAS AND THEN TELL THE MEDIA THAT AFTER THINKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT MEETING WITH HIM,YOU JUST COULDN’T LOWER YOURSELF .
       

  • conserve1

    desperate attempt major fail

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GXK55MZGJB76FLGQWMFSQJAPE john

    The moderator has struck again. stop being scared to print what has been written

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GXK55MZGJB76FLGQWMFSQJAPE john

    Obama loves to swing with his gay buddies.

  • TraditionalValues

    Smacks of desperation on the part of the White House. Disappointing that any driver would even accept Obozo’s invitation. Equally disappointed that any team would accept Home Depot sponsorship, since they actively participate in sponsoring gay pride parades and in setting up booths for CHILDREN at these events and actively support gay events and positions. I shop at Lowe’s now.

    BTW, note to the author: NASCAR is an acronym and should therefore always be in all-capital letters.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GXK55MZGJB76FLGQWMFSQJAPE john

    Obama will do anything to get votes and i mean anything, wink wink. A southern man doesn’t want him to disgrace the one thing we southern people have. i bet the gay president doesn’t even know how to drive. he needs to be swinging from limb to limb thats how he got around before he usurped the office of president and no amount of lingere will make his troll of a wife attractive to even a nasty ole slimy slug

  • Pritter

    I am very disappointed  in Nascar and especially Tony Stewart../  True American values, should tell them to Decline,   if they show up it will be very sad for Nascar Fans,   at least for this life long one……..

  • Canadianson

    Pathetic, NASCAR for you to allow yourself to be used in such a manner is very disappointing. As for Smoke, can’t root for you any more……..you’re a sellout.

  • Mrbillga

    Smoke…..

    Don’t go.   Just say you are coming and stiff him!!!   The NASCAR fans were right when they BOOOED Michelle SeaBiscuit Obama and Vice President Dumbcrap’s wife Jill.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GXK55MZGJB76FLGQWMFSQJAPE john

    They should tie obama to the hood of one of the cars and run a bristol race with him on there , until he tells the truth of who he really is.

  • Jerrybeattie125

    Business is business.  Tony cannot afford to t-off  any sponser not matter who  the idiot in the White House is!

  • Rlr

    Maybe the last race i watch, how could Tony abandon us.  Smoke you lost us, we are Hoosiers.

  • Overbeagle

    if tony endorses obullcrap,,,i will stop following him,,,stop buying his over expensive gear..and if more do i will stop watching all together,,and i have been a fan since 69..

  • AJP

    Doesn’t BARRY S. know he is not wanted in the USA pack up and head for the NIGER RIVER that where you belong what a cheap shot by a NEGRO.

  • kiddopup

    I think IF Nascar fans back this guy I for one along with many of my friends who are also nascar fans have talked abnout this and it will be time to find another autosport to speend our money on this man with his energy policies will dfestroy the sport I love but like alot of other things it is becoming harder and harder to have a tradition in this country can you say marxist this man hates this country read his book

  • mad as hell

    Don’t even give the illegal alien the time of day, NASCAR fans are smarter than that, what the hell is
    wrong with Stewart??’If NASCAR sells out to odumbo, that will be the straw that broke the camel’s back, isn’t anything sacred anymore??

  • Patriot

    Smoke……..DON’T GO! YOU MAY WELL LOSE YOUR BASE OF FANS!  POLITELY TURN DOWN THE INVITATION AND GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS!  OBAMA ONLY WANTS TO USE/ABUSE YOUR NAME FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT THIS ELECTION YEAR! 

  • Paul Brown

    I don’t believe that Tony Stewart fell for this jerks political trick here. If it was me I would go and then if he asked me LIVE on TV if I would vote for him, I would say there is NO WAY RAY, thats not going to happen, because you aren’t worthy of my vote. Otherwise I just would have refused the invite. What’s tony turning democrap on us?

  • TRW077

    I don`t care if he gives away free lifetime tickets to Daytona 500 I still would not vote for him. Smoke is only going to the White House because he  must as 2011 Champ.

  • Halsey59

    I would love to hear O-Boy and Mooshell’s private conversation about this.

  • Halsey59

    BTW…Jesse Jackson extorted millions from NASCAR………FACT!!!

  • maxwell_brown

    plan the celebration…in 209 days we elect a true american , new president romney ….and the odummy guy goes packin back to kenya….

  • Emfesler

    What a good combination in the WH.

    Smoke and Mirrors

    One is a NASCAR legend that has actually done something to
    get this recognition.

    The Other is simply a Legend in his own mind. A Narcissist
    that got elected by misdirection.

     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CT355NER2XOHBBCQZUVK2PEW4 MichaelK

      missdirection and or stolen

  • Paintwizard2

    Obummer and NASCAR is like the KKK at a rap concert.

  • http://priscillaking.blogspot.com/ Priscilla King

    One doesn’t turn down an invitation to the White House. One is usually given some warning, before the invitation arrives, so that one can deflect an invitation. Once the invitation to the White House arrives, it has the status of an order. So Stewart can’t be blamed, at this point.

  • Psychomom1944

    shame on smoke! i use to be a big fan-not anymore

  • dad666

    I would consider it a disgrace to deal with The Fraud in the White House.  We do have some immediate call for HOPE though.
    Last week an English Muslim placed a $16,000.00 reward  on his head.  We can only hope that one of His Muslim Brothers successfully collects it soon.

  • Don38DEI

    No self respecting NASCAR fan should support obama or any driver that goes to the White House. I am surprised Smoke is even going and if he goes through with it, Smoke can forget about my support from here on out. For NASCAR to have anything to do with this anti-American President and the rest of his commie loven democraps is going to leave a lot of NASCAR fans angry!

  • B737jetsarecool

    the commie doesn’t know what a car is let alone a racing series!!  if anything, its burning fossil fuels and that in obami’s world, is forboden!!!!  remember, we cling to our God, guns and racin and that’s NOT what he’s about!!!
    political circus for a socialist scumbag!!!!

  • AJP

    Bring Back The General Lee Flag and all.

  • B737jetsarecool

    p.s.  nascar has its head up obami’s kester with this ethenol crap!!  crap gas, 40% of the corn crop going to make it, subsidized out the wazoo, kills small and big motors alike!!  but ya know, they got that big tax break in the so-called stimulus plan, another MAJOR failure!!!!  where’s my damn money!!!  I want it BACK!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X6EGDHTEE5B7ABMURSBD4OEHNU RICHARD AKA SHOOTER

    SMOKE DONT LET THIS GUY SCREW UP YOUR FUTURE>>>>>>>>>>>>>…SHOOTER

  • Darwin Tennant

    I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS!   IF NASCAR, AND TONY, ARE PLANNING ON GIVING THEIR SUPPORT TO THIS ILLEGAL INDIVIDUAL, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THERE WILL BE MANY EMPTY SEATS AT FUTURE RACES!
    OFFENDING YOUR SUPPORTING FANS, IS NOT IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS!    HAS HE PAID YOUR TRAVEL
    EXPENSES, USING MORE OF THE TAXPAYERS MONEY, AS HE DOES FOR ALL HIS VACATIONS, I WONDER?

  • Hotrod1606

    Smoke sucks now!!! hangs with Niggers!! an F..k NASCAR!!!!

  • Threebarrs

    Obama is desperate.  And a fool!  He doesn’t have a clue about NASCAR and what it really means to all us Americans.  I am truly sorry that Tony Stewart and a “group of NASCAR executives” accepted Obama’s invitation.  I really like Tony Stewart and don’t like to see him getting involved with Obama and his group!  Same for the executives.  Watch out NASCAR, Obama will turn on you just as he has done on so many others!

  • JamesFontana

    NASCAR fans are smarter than Obama gives them credit for. He thinks the fans are like sheep and will follow him on his path to the destruction of our country. In his mind NASCAR would not be around.

  • Pennysue

    President Obama is the worst thing to happen to America ever.  His objective is to destroy this country and this is just a campaign stunt.  He no more supports NASCAR than he sincerely supports our men and women in uniform.  He is backed by the likes of George Soros and wants to see this country become a socialist society and ruled by sharia law.  If we continue to allow these kinds of deceptions, we will fall right into his trap.  Can you say “Marshall Law”?  Do NASCAR fans really believe that the sport or any other sport will survive the “change”?  I’ll stop watching NASCAR if the organization continues to promote the antics of this always-in-campaign-mode non-presidential usurper of our Constitution.    

  • Shootere62

    DONT GO SMOKE,………………………………………..this is not theguy we need>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>shooter

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQ5GYQFMKKJFRZNM6EZTJUU63I TyreByter

    IF NASCAR WANTS TO BE ECO FRIENDLY JUST SHUT DOWN NASCAR.  VERY GREEN.