I really want to push for everyone to feel that the Obama candidacy might be their best choice – Democrats, Republicans and independents – and that everyone should evaluate him regardless of their affiliation. But it needs to be said that none have been betrayed by their “leaders” the way Republicans have. Their party was hijacked by a few dozen neoconservative criminals, and our global reputation and economy are in tatters as a result. The Republican party under Bush abandoned its ideals, and many Republicans are finding considerably more they like about Obama than they do about McCain.
I know more than a few smart Republicans – young and old school – who are supporting Obama. But many of them don’t talk about it, or, if they do, not very loudly. I hope that over the next couple of months they’ll speak a bit more loudly, because this is a candidacy that everyone should seriously consider.