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Why a lifelong Republican wants Obama to win

Frank Schaeffer writes why he supports Obama.

This is a great day for those of us who have been fighting for Senator Obama! I’m a good example of why he’ll win in November. I’m the least typical Obama supporter. And there are many more like me.

I cut my political teeth in the seventies through the early eighties as an organizer in the antiabortion religious right. I’m a fifty-five year old white man who has been a conservative most of my life. I’ve been a Republican activist who campaigned for McCain in 2000. I’m a big fan of the military. My son served in the Marines. If Obama can reach me he can reach anyone.

Cardoza’s endorsement the first of at least 40 to come

US Rep Dennis Cardoza switched his endorsement from Clinton to Obama today.

Cardoza also waded into the controversy over seating the Florida and Michigan delegations at the Democratic convention. “I will not support changing the rules in the fourth quarter of this contest through some convoluted DNC rules committee process. Yet, we must find a resolution” to the situation with Florida and Michigan, Cardoza said. “I believe we need to avoid this potentially divisive situation by uniting behind one nominee and bringing the party together immediately,” he added.

But according to Al Giordano of the Field, Cardoza’s move signals many more to come.

The Field has learned that Cardoza is the first of a group of at least 40 Clinton delegates, many of them from California, that through talking among themselves came to a joint decision that all of them would vote for Obama at the convention. They have informed Senator Clinton that it’s time to unite around Obama, and that they will be coming out, one or two at a time, and announcing their switch between now and the convention if Senator Clinton doesn’t do the same.

McGovern for Obama

Senator George McGovern speaks of his support for Senator Barack Obama

Edwards chooses Obama

Senator John Edwards formally endorses Senator Barack Obama

3 former SEC chairmen support Obama

More Wall Street endorsements for Senator Obama

Three former chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission will publicly endorse Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency Wednesday, including one who served under President Bush.

William Donaldson, who was SEC chairman for about 2½ years from early 2003, along with Clinton and Reagan appointees Arthur Levitt and David Ruder, will join former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker in endorsing Sen. Obama, his campaign said. Mr. Volcker endorsed Sen. Obama in January.

In a statement released by the campaign, the four men said they believed Sen. Obama would take a “reasoned approach” to “balanced regulatory reform.” As with rival presidential candidates Sens. John McCain and Hillary Clinton, Mr. Obama has advocated revamping financial regulations to head off a repeat of the current credit crisis. Unlike the other two, Sen. Obama has said he would consider raising the capital-gains tax rate from its current 15% — a move that could have a profound effect on the financial industry.


MoveOn.org’s winner of Obama in 30 seconds