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    I don't like proclaimed Independent/Moderate Lincoln Caffe speaking for all independent/Moderates to endorse President Obama. 

    It actually made my desision easier to vote for Romney.
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    Why, oh why, did you register for this site? Did some rightwing radio host suggest it? We have seen a bunch of people like join recently.
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    I don't agree with ModerteHarleyGuy, but I must thank him for alerting me to Lincoln Chaffee's speech.  Lincoln Chaffee is a former Republican, now a self-described Indpendent, who is fed up with the far right Republicans who have hijacked his former party.  He gave an excellent speech to the DNC explaining why:

    Politico: Lincoln Chafee DNC speech (text, video)

    As usual I'll extract a few lines that resonate with me:


    As the nation's only independent Governor, I am here tonight to join with my Democratic friends, on the eve of an election critical to the future of our children and their country.

    As a former Republican, I represent a group of Americans who all too often have no one to speak for them.

    We've been called "moderates," but that term can be misleading.

    There is nothing moderate about our love of country or our passion for America's future.

    There are a lot of us all over the country, and in November we will once again help elect Barack Obama President of the United States.

    We are, at our core, conservatives, in the best sense of the word.

    Thoughtful, responsible with public resources, and respectful of personal freedom.

    And we are liberal, in the best sense of the word.

    We believe that government can and should be an instrument for the greater good.

    And although my former party has hijacked the term, there is really nothing conservative about today's Republican Party.

    In fact, there is no room there for traditional conservatives like us.

    But I am proud to say that in my friend President Barack Obama we have found a champion for the principles we hold dear.



    Read the rest of his speech at the Politico link above.  We need more conservatives like Lincoln Chaffee.

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    ModerateHarleyGuy Wrote: I don't like proclaimed Independent/Moderate Lincoln Caffe speaking for all independent/Moderates to endorse President Obama. 

    It actually made my desision easier to vote for Romney.


    Maybe his Harley is parked under the Troll Bridge????