A lot has happened today in the world of the Charlotte Observer, first you have the paper endorsing Republican Pat McCrory for North Carolina Governor and now Hugh McColl, the former CEO of Bank of America has a letter in today’s paper chanting his “respect” for John McCain but Barack Obama is “whom we need now.”
Hugh McColl starts his letter to the Charlotte Observer this way:
In 49 years of living in Charlotte, I’ve seldom offered my opinion in writing and never submitted a piece such as this. The condition of our country compels me.
He goes on to sum up why he supports Obama and how he is the best leader in the current financial crisis. McColl is not only well known in the national banking world but also in the arts culture of North Carolina, with the McColl Center of Arts holding down the anchor for the arts community in Charlotte.
McColl’s decision to support Obama is a crucial one and should shed some light on the fact that money/banking doesn’t always go hand in hand with conservative politics.