Former American Ambassador to Malta Douglas Kmiec says he will almost certainly publicly endorse Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential election.
â€œI would say there is a 98 per cent chance of endorsing the President, coupled with the statement that I think the President is doing a great job,â€ he tells The Sunday Times in an interview, the Times of Malta reports.
â€œI think Mr Obama is doing a superb job. Heâ€™s someone who has made good on his principal promises against substantial headwinds,â€ he says, citing the Presidentâ€™s way of tackling of the countryâ€™s difficult economic situation, the extension of health insurance and his performance on the international stage as reasons why he should support him.
Prof. Kmiec stressed that the State Department never really understood the mandate given to him by Mr Obama, which was the promotion of interfaith dialogue in Malta.
Prof. Kmiec also revealed that his car accident in California last August which killed two of his friends, was caused after he fainted because of medication he takes for Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
â€œI had a low heart rate, and the low heart rate combined with this medication caused me to faint for four seconds and the car slipped off the road and into that ravine,â€ he says.
Outgoing US Ambassador still supports Obama (Times of Malta)