Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Obama-Republicans, a new trend?

The following letter was published on February 15, 2012 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Looking at the remaining GOP candidates running for president, it is my opinion that they reflect some of the hatred expressed by conservative radio talk show hosts.

I strongly believe that the turnout among Republican voters is low because many of them have purged themselves from listening to hate radio. The choice of GOP candidates reflect a deep division in the Republican party.

In my lifetime, I have witnessed this type of division and in-fighting in the Democratic party when Jimmy Carter was running for a second term. As a result, many Democrats became Reagan-Democrats.

With the great successes accomplished by the Obama administration ( "Obama­care," the killing of Osama bin Laden, the shutting-down of the Iraq war, the smart-fought war in Libya, the new tone set to work with the U.N., and a presidency without slander), it is my notion that many of the moderate-minded Republicans can be, or already have, swayed to vote for Barack Obama.

If the economy continues to improve, Republicans from many walks of life will become Obama-Republicans.