Carol Platt Liebau: Reaching Out to Republicans

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Reaching Out to Republicans

It had seemed clear to me, with his favorable remarks about Ronald Reagan that Barack Obama is trying to woo Republicans and independents.

Now, the memo his campaign sent out about Nevada makes that approach even more explicit, boasting that "our campaign has built an amazing grassroots network and has brought thousands of Independents and disillusioned Republicans into the Democratic Party."

It's a smart strategy, really, given Democrats' fears that Hillary Clinton is too divisive a figure to win. The question is whether Barack will be able to hold onto the support of the alleged "Independents and disillusioned Republicans" when and if the media starts reporting on his policies and positions, which have been significantly to the left of even Hillary Clinton, who's hardly a moderate.


Blogger Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Obama wooing Republicans. That's a good observation. Also, I'll fall in the category of "disillusioned Republican" if McCain or Huckabee becomes our nominee.

However, it is highly unlikely I would ever vote for a Democrat. The independents might. But I would question the bonafides of anyone who calls themselves conservative that would do so.

You just hold your nose and pull the lever for the Republican.

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