Friday, February 15, 2008

Where have all the moderates gone?

Gone from the GOP, everyone.

Looks like they finally learned. Looks like they finally learned.

Anyhow, former GOP senator and current independent Lincoln Chafee has endorsed Barack Obama. He joins another sadly marginalized moderate, Susan Eisenhower (granddaughter of Ike) in supporting a Democratic candidate for president. Meanwhile, Chafee has a book coming out in a couple of months, titled Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President. Chafee was the only GOP senator to oppose the Iraq war and while his votes often left a lot to be desired, he is a decent guy. The book could be interesting. He's certainly a cut above Colin Powell and Christine Todd Whitman, in my opinion.