Considering the News…
On the same day John McCain sealed the deal with the most coveted voter in America (at least in terms of insignificant people who somehow earned undeserved fame), Barack Obama continued reeling in big catches from the GOP pond.
Ronald Reagan’s chief of staff is the latest McCain political casualty, as Ken Duberstein announced he will be voting for Barack Obama come Tuesday.
He joins numerous other lifelong conservatives who feel, among other things, that Obama’s potential for greatness outweighs McCain’s lengthy record of “being a true American.”
Here’s a short list of other republicans dazzled by the light streaming from Obama’s campaign:
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell
Former Solicitor General for Reagan, Charles Fried
Former South Dakota Senator, Larry Pressler
Former Maryland Senator, Charles Mathias
Former Rhode Island Senator, Lincoln Chafee
Former Massachusettes Governor, William Weld
Former Minnesota Governor, Arne Carlson
Former Bush Press Secretary, Scott McClellan
Former Iowa Congressman, Jim Leach
….You will notice the word “former” precedes many of these distinguished names, thus the McCain camp obviously downplays these figures as irrelevant. However, consider how many times McCain and Palin have invoked the name Reagan in this campaign, and it’s easy to deduce what’s happening.
McCain and Palin say the name Reagan hoping to coerce voters into thinking their broken policies and campaign will somehow translate to a presidency similar to that of President Reagan.
Well, if his own staffers don’t believe it…then why the hell should we?
But good job on the Joe the Plumber endorsement, Senator McCain. It’s a really big deal. Really. I mean that.