Saturday, October 25, 2008

Republicans for Obama

Colin Powell and Scott McClellen are just a few of the Republicans who have endorsed Barack Obama...

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Richard Nixon's daughter supports Obama

Former Governor William Weld of Massachusetts is the latest Republican to cross over and support Democrat Barack Obama for president.

It's the Weld endorsement that's
making news, but there's been another notable defection by a Massachusetts conservative: Charles Fried, a former Solicitor General under Ronald Reagan and one of Harvard Law School's most respected conservatives, says he's already voted for Obama via absentee ballot.

Douglas W. Kmiec is Caruso Family Chair and Professor of Constitutional Law, Pepperdine University. He served as head of the Office of Legal Counsel (U.S. Assistant Attorney General) for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Former Dean of the law school at The Catholic University of America, Professor Kmiec was a member of the law faculty for nearly two decades at the University of Notre Dame.

At least two more former Republican governors have endorsed Barack Obama. I’ve previously noted that former Michigan Governor William Milliken has withdrawn his support for John McCain.

As election day draws nearer, a number of prominent moderate Republicans are endorsing Sen. Obama. Last weekend Colin Powell endorsed Sen. Obama and that endorsement appears to have started a bit of a flood.

Joel Haugen, a Republican fighting a tough congressional race against the Democrats in Oregon, has fallen out with his party. The reason: his surprise endorsement of Barack Obama for the presidency.

Much as already been written of the symbolism of Caroline and Ted Kennedy, daughter and brother of John F. Kennedy, supporting Barack Obama. Not only is Obama now carrying the torch of the Kennedy years, he has also received the support of the family of the president who preceded Kennedy. Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight Eisenhower, has endorsed Barack Obama for president:

Republicans and Conservatives Endorsing Barack

As you find more Republicans who support Barack Obama for President please add them in the comments.

Thank you!


Sarah said...

You're quick to point out a lot of people who you'd think would be one thing or another by association (relatives of dead presidents) but your side doesn't think it's fair to point out any of Obama's associations with Bill Ayres, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Resko, etc. What's the difference?

I'm not picking on you, I'm just wishing people would stick to actual issues - it might do the country a world of good.

Josh said...

Not a Republican endorsement list, but a tally of newspaper endorsements that your readers may find useful: