Monday, October 20, 2008

Another Republican defects and backs Obama

Another prominent conservative Republican is sprinting away from McCain's faltering campaign. The latest is Ken Adelman, a neocon whose resume includes: campaigner for Barry Goldwater; worked in the Nixon Administration; assistant to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld under Ford; Reagan’s director of arms control; and Defense Policy Board member in 2001 under Rumsfeld. Alelman, who has never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in his life, is voting for Barack Obama. Adelman says his decision is based on the temperament and judgment of Obama vs. McCain. Here's what he said:

"When the economic crisis broke, I found John McCain bouncing all over the place. In those first few crisis days, he was impetuous, inconsistent, and imprudent; ending up just plain weird. Having worked with Ronald Reagan for seven years, and been with him in his critical three summits with Gorbachev, I’ve concluded that that’s no way a president can act under pressure.Second is judgment. The most important decision John McCain made in his long campaign was deciding on a running mate.That decision showed appalling lack of judgment. Not only is Sarah Palin not close to being acceptable in high office—I would not have hired her for even a mid-level post in the arms-control agency. But that selection contradicted McCain’s main two, and best two, themes for his campaign—Country First, and experience counts. Neither can he credibly claim, post-Palin pick."

It looks like McCain's biggest supporters these days are Joe Lieberman, an outcast from the Democratic Party, Sarah Palin and conservative pundit Sean Hannity. The defection from the Republican camp has been steadily increasing as McCain's sleazy, directionless campaign rapidly descends into the gutter.


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