A Republican Leaves His Party In Disgust
Dallas Morning News columnist Frank Schaeffer finally had enough after getting a call from supporters of Senator George Allen of Virginia suggesting Allen’s Democratic foe Jim Webb is a “perverted pedophile.” Schaeffer describes himself as “a Christian, a writer, a military parent and a registered Republican.
And he feels his party has left him.
My wife and I have reached the tipping point. We plan to go to town hall to dump our Republican voter registration and reregister as independents. I don’t care anymore what party someone is in. These days, what I care about is what they’re made of.
Wartime demands leaders with character and moral authority. The political party smearing Mr. Webb proves it has neither.
Our suspicion: he will not be alone. Non Bush-faction Republicans and independents will likely cast protest votes on Tuesday due to a host of concerns.
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