Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith Calls on Blacks to Back Obama

Devin Dwyer, ABC News, March 12, 2012

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith wants African-Americans to “be patient and look into the future,” setting aside any disappointment in President Obama to actively support his campaign for a second term.

“Our future’s looking bright, because I trust the man who’s leading us. And that man is Barack Obama,” Smith, 53, says in a new Obama campaign Web video to promote the group African-Americans for Obama.

“I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”

Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job, while just 3 percent do not.

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