Sunday, October 26, 2008

A real "uniter, not a divider"

In a presidential election where both sides are all worked up, who is pulling off the "I'm a uniter, not a divider" shtick George W. Bush really couldn't? Barack Obama. Really, you have republican's flocking to him like he was the second coming of Reagan or something.

You want a list? I got a list for ya! (mucho gracias a The Jed Report)
  • William Weld - former Republican Governor of Massachusetts, "endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on Friday, citing the senator's good judgment, 'deep sense of calm' and 'first-class political temperament.'"
  • Scott McClellan - former Bush aide and Bush press secretary, announced that he will be voting for Barack Obama.
  • Alison Goldwater - granddaughter of Arizonan and Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, early voted for Barack Obama, saying of John McCain, "I don't have respect for him." (John McCain has frequently called himself a "Barry Goldwater" Republican.)
  • Arne Carlson - former Republican Governor of Minnesota, endorsed Obama for president, saying "He has laid out for this nation a vision for a national purpose."
  • Colin Powell - former 4-star general, Reagan national security adviser, Bush Sr. chairman of the joint chiefs, and secretary of state, gave a full throated endorsement of Barack Obama and indictment of the McCain campaign and the Republican party.
  • Michael Smerconish - conservative Philadelphian radio talk-show host and cable news regular, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama.
  • Chicago Tribune Editorial Board - For the first time in the 161 year history of the Chicago Tribune, the paper has endorsed a Democratic presidential nominee: Barack Obama.
  • Christopher Buckley - son of National Review founder William F. Buckley, and columnist for the National Review himself, endorsed Barack Obama, saying "this campaign has changed John McCain. It has made him inauthentic."
  • Lilibet Hagel & Susan Eisenhower - Hagel, wife of Republican senator Chuck Hagel, appeared with Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, to endorse Barack Obama, saying that this election is "not about fighting phantom issues churned out by a top-notch slander machine. Most importantly it is not about distracting the public - you and me - with whatever slurs someone thinks will stick."
Shocking isn't it? And those are just 10. For me, the only republican I care about is my mother. And she has been for Obama from day one. "We need change." And she understands she will be saving more money under Obama's tax plan. Almost $1000 more. Really! Even Al the Shoesalesman gets a tax cut.

And why are so many people starting to see Obama as a great choice for president?

And when Barack Obama speaks to the nation Wednesday, it may just be the start of a real watershed landslide. But that only means we need to work harder. Vote, vote and get out and vote!

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