Local Businessman Attends Obama Victory Rally In Chicago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A local business man got to share all the enthusiasm of supporters of re-elected President Barack Obama in Chicago overnight.
Mario Hambrick, who owns "Free At Last" bail bonding company in Nashville, was at McCormick Center where President Barack Obama took the stage to accept a second term early Wednesday morning.
Hambrick said he was about a football field away from the President, and surrounded by other Obama supporters. He said he was most excited to see the diversity, which he said in included people of all races, religious beliefs, and walks of life.
He said, in his opinion, it was a prime example of how President Obama has been able to unite the country.
"The guy is brilliant, I mean, I don't look at color. The guy is brilliant; I mean he's a lawyer. I mean he's just, a business man he's got it all, he brings people together," Hambrick said by phone early Wednesday morning. "He's smart, he can cross lines he can bring people together, that's what I like about him. Never before have you seen people come together like this man brought people together."
As a business owner, Hambrick said he is optimistic about the future. He said under Obama's health care plan, he is paying less health insurance. If his business moves to a higher tax bracket, he added he is ready to pay up because that's his duty.
"I believe he recovered it and it's going to take some more time and I believe you've got to believe something. I believed from day one he was the man for the job and I still believe it and that's why I support him and continue to support him," Hambrick added. "We just pray for him and pray that everything gets worked out with this country and I believe it will."
Hambrick said the highlight of the evening for him was when President Obama took the stage and thanked his wife for all her support and said she is "the best thing that ever happened to him."
After the event, Hambrick said people had to wait hours to get a cab and no one complained or was rude to one another, citing that as another great example of people coming together.
Hambrick was able to attend the event because he worked in the Obama campaign for two years.