Thursday, June 12, 2008

Conservatives for Obama

Bruce Bartlett, author of Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, has an article in The New Republic that includes some nuggets of interest.

For example, he refers here to Wick Allison, former publisher of National Review:

Allison pointed me in the direction of a column that his wife (who has never supported a Democrat) wrote in The Dallas Morning News:

"He speaks with candor and elegance against the kind of politics that have become so dispiriting and for the kind of America I would like to see. As a man, I find Mr. Obama to be prudent, thoughtful, and courageous. His life story embodies the conservative values that go to the core of my beliefs."
Bartlett also points to Andrew Bacevich:

He believes that the war in Iraq has undermined the possibilities for conservative reform at home.

"For conservatives, Obama represents a sliver of hope. McCain represents none at all. The choice turns out to be an easy one," Bacevich concludes.
And, my favorite bit:

Take Larry Hunter, who helped put together the economics passages in the Contract with America...

[Hunter] views the Republican Party as a "dead, rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of Weekend at Bernie's, handcuffed to a corpse."

Unless the Republican Party is thoroughly purged of its current leadership, Hunter fears that it "will pollute the political environment to toxic levels and create an epidemic that could damage the country for generations to come."
This can't be good for McCain.

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