BY BOB HOLT
The New Jersey town of Willingboro is largely Democratic, and saw a large turnout of voters back President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections.
But the town’s John F. Kennedy Community Center is not going to get Obama's name after all.
According to The Daily Caller, this week the Willingboro Township Council reversed their own decision to rename the John F. Kennedy Center the Barack Obama Center. Mayor Eddie Campbell said that by leaving the name alone, the Council was listening to the people.
One of those attending the meeting, Christine Getz-Alfinito recalled that Kennedy came to Willingboro Plaza in 1960."They built this in '66, and named it after Kennedy after he was assassinated,” she said, according to philly.com. “He died for this country.”
Campbell voted against the name change, saying the initial vote was rushed. “He hasn’t finished his job yet,” Campbell said, according to the Washington Times. “If we’re going to name a building, I think we should wait until after the president finishes his tour of duty.”
The mayor added that phone calls he has received were about 75 to 80 percent opposed to the name change.