2/6/11, "Obama declares himself a 'neutral' Super Bowl fan, but skepticism remains," Examiner.com, Ryan Witt
"This guy connects with people like no one I've seen since John Kennedy. He convinced me that this is more than just a good politician. I want to stand up and say something for this guy. I want to be involved in this."
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette documents how Dan Rooney, a life-long Republican, distances himself from the Republican party, which he saw as aligning itself with ultra-conservatives, and instead grew to have a very close relationship with then-candidate Obama. Rooney supported the Obama campaign financially and through public statements. Rooney stuck with Obama even after getting some