Monday, September 15, 2008

Republicans for Obama!

It had to happen. Old Guard Republicans, the folks that battled segregated public schools in Virginia 45 years ago are mobilizing. Linwood Holton, and daughter Anne began campaigning for Barack Obama today in Southwest. Holton, a native of Big Stone Gap, in Wise County, Virginia is endorsing his first Democratic President.

Stand up Virginia. Fair and Just is the Hillbilly way!


Shari said...

“Faith, Family and Values” tour meets from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Obama Harrisonburg campaign office at 124 South Main Street.

Shaun Casey, Obama’s evangelical outreach coordinator, will lead the discussion talking about the Democratic presidential candidate’s faith and how it affects his decisions.

K. Moss said...

Thanks for letting us know Shari! My husband and I will look forward to meeting you.

Bubby said...

Other Obamacans - Republicans for Obama.

-Fairbanks, Alaska's Republican Mayor Jim Whitaker endorsed Obama.

-Tom Bernstein who went to Yale University with Bush and coowned the Texas Rangers baseball team with him.

-Oregon's First District GOP Congressional Nominee Joel Haugen.

-Reagan policy advisor Bruce Bartlett.

-Delbert Spurlock, who was Assistant Secretary of the Army under Reagan.

-ex Senator (and Governor) Lowell Weicker of Connecticut.

-Tony Campell, a former GOP congressional candidate from Maryland.

-Douglas Kmiec, a Republican who served in the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan.

-Dorothy Danforth Burlin, a lawyer who is the daughter of former U.S. Senator John Danforth.

-Susan Eisenhower, president of the Eisenhower Group (yes THAT Eisenhower):
"We have been living in a zero-sum political environment where all heads have been lowered to avert being lopped off by angry, noisy extremists. I am convinced that Barack Obama is the one presidential candidate today who can encourage ordinary Americans to stand straight again; he is a man who can salve our national wounds and both inspire and pursue genuine bipartisan cooperation. Just as important, Obama can assure the world and Americans that this great nation's impulses are still free, open, fair and broad-minded."

-Lou Thieblemont,Republican mayor of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania is voting Obama:
"I'm sick and tired of the politics of fear in this country. He's the only one who doesn't do that, He's the only candidate who's said he'd talk to our enemies and try to get some common ground."