Thursday, October 23, 2008

Interesting Quote du Jour

Being Barry Goldwater's granddaughter and living in Arizona, one would assume that I would be voting for our state's senator, John McCain. I am still struck by certain 'dyed in the wool' Republicans who are on the fence this election, as it seems like a no-brainer to me.

Myself, along with my siblings and a few cousins, will not be supporting the Republican presidential candidates this year. We believe strongly in what our grandfather stood for: honesty, integrity, and personal freedom, free from political maneuvering and fear tactics. I learned a lot about my grandfather while producing the documentary, Mr. Conservative Goldwater on Goldwater. Our generation of Goldwaters expects government to provide for constitutional protections. We reject the constant intrusion into our personal lives, along with other crucial policy issues of the McCain/Palin ticket.

...Nothing about the Republican ticket offers the hope America needs to regain it's standing in the world, that's why we're going to support Barack Obama. I think that Obama has shown his ability and integrity.
Barry Goldwater's Granddaughter is voting Obama! So too should you.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rational, educated voters versus the Republican base

Rove Republican parsing went with what they determined to be a majority of voters in electoral-college swing states, using guns, gays and God (and strategic support-of-marriage ballot initiatives to turn out their voters), to game the system to put W in the White House while losing the popular vote.

Delusional is permanent and evenly distributed. Ignorance is temporary and local. Counting on perpetual ignorance is like wearing a life preserver instead of learning to swim.

Who, in the Republican Party, is willing to say no to running on ignorance? It's more likely that a viable opposition will emerge from a split in the Democratic Party than that the Republican Party will reform itself.