Friday, October 10, 2008

The Rats Are Abandoning Ship

Is conservative columnist David Brooks endorsing Obama? See Huffington Post, David Brooks: Sarah Palin "Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party"

The son of William F. Buckley has decided to vote for Obama. See The Daily Beast, Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama.

Who next? You?


Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican senator from Rhode Island, he now calls himself an independent:

"That's not my kind of Republicanism, I saw what Bush and Cheney did. They came in with a (budget) surplus and a stable world, and look what's happened now. In eight short years they've taken one peaceful and prosperous world, and they've torn it into tatters."

[As for McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his running mate,] "there's no question she's totally unqualified."

Bob Eleveld, Kent County Republican chairman who led McCain's West Michigan campaign in 2000, and now describe himself as a member of the party's moderate wing:

"I think the straight talk is gone, I think McCain's pandering to the Christian right. That's some straight talk from me."

Former Republican Michigan Gov. William Milliken:

"He is not the McCain I endorsed. He keeps saying, 'Who is Barack Obama?' I would ask the question, 'Who is John McCain?' because his campaign has become rather disappointing to me."


Buckley's son resigns from the Nation Review, he was "effectively fatwahed by the conservative movement" after endorsing Obama.

See also Washington Post, National Review Boots Buckley Son For Obama Boost When Buckley endorsed Obama hw quoted his father as saying, "You know, I've spent my entire lifetime separating the Right from the kooks." Apparently that didn't sit especially well with National Review editor Rich Lowry. I guess the truth hurts.


  1. There's no difference between Obama and McCain.


  2. I have to somewhat agree with Tammy. I am not convinced that our unfortunate slide into socialism will be any more bearable with the "slow drip" approach that is John McCain or the accelerated approach of Barack Obama. My hope is that an all out assault on the Constitution which seems more (and perhaps very) probable from an Obama administration may serve to alert the electorate of our deterioration and perhaps prompt us to act. However, my optimism has been punished in the past.