More Republican Lemmings Jumping

More high-profile Republican lemmings seem to be jumping ship these days. A wave o them. Colin Powell, of course, being the highest profile defection to the Obama camp, has done a tremendous amount to show citizens how it is possible to be sane in our choices. This is not football. When people do not perform in ways that are good for you, you must fire them, even if they are on your "team."

Anyhoo, former Senator Pressler, and former Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, is the latest.

"...Pressler said he had concerns about his party's fiscal policy, particularly the war in Iraq, that went beyond the presidential campaign.

"We have to be a moderate party. We can't be for all these foreign military adventures. We have to stop spending so much money. My God, the deficit is so high!" he said. "The Republican Party I knew in the 1970s is just all gone."

Despite his support for Obama, however, Pressler emphasized that he intended to stay in the GOP and described himself as a "moderate conservative."

"I'm not leaving the Republican Party. We're going to reform it," he said, but added: "In the general election, if you have disagreements, you should not vote the party line."

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