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There is a group of Republicans and former Republicans that are forming an organization to support Barack Obama’s bid for the White House. They have been holding telephone conference calls. Former Senator Lincoln Chafee has left the Republican party and is endorsing Senator Barack Obama. Another surprising name on this list is Douglas Kmiec. Professor Kmiec was co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign’s Committee for Courts and the Constitution.
In an e-mail, Kmiec said he has been in contact with the Obama campaign, adding: “I think you’ll see a fairly well-designed website to begin; after that, I’m not sure if there will be print ads and such and how tightly the surrogate speaking will be coordinated.”
Sources say the Obama campaign effort will probably not occur until after the selection of a vice presidential candidate and the Democratic convention.
Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Eisenhower and a self-described “lifelong Republican,” was also on the call with the Obama campaign, which she said took place in recent days.
Eisenhower states that today’s Republican Party is not at all like the Republican Party of her grandfather, Dwight Eisenhower. A former adviser to President Reagan is also considering endorsing Barack Obama.
Texas businessman and former Marine Jack Holt said this year would be the first time he has ever voted for a Democrat to be president. Holt endorsed Obama in 2007 after supporting McCain and Bush years ago. He cited the Iraq war and fiscal responsibility as the main reasons why some Republicans are crossing over.
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The “Destroyer” who calls himself the “Decider”, boy Bush, has even managed to tear apart the Republican Party. He did so with the help of his pals, traitor Rove and barnacle Cheney.
The Republicans can have self-centered Joe Lieberman. We Democrats don’t want him. All Lieberman wants is war and more war so he is the perfect partner for “endless war” John McCain.
All the intelligent Republicans are getting on board with Barack Obama. They are able to recognize the real leadership that Obama will bring to the Presidency.
And what’s McCain’s strategic adviser traitor Karl Rove going to do? He already has shown the Democrats all the tricks that he has in his book. And unless he can prove me wrong, Karl Rove is responsible for committing treason by exposing a covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame which jeopardized the security of the United States. During the American Revolution, Karl Rove would have been hung by the neck from the nearest and strongest tree branch.
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