Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Crossover

Here is a fascinating excerpt from Fox News online. Frankly, I wonder how many other Democrats will cross over and vote Republican this time around. See below:

A First Time for Everything
Speaking of New York voting, former New York City Mayor Edward Koch (search), a lifelong Democrat, says he will, for the first time in his life, vote for a Republican presidential candidate this time
around, insisting, "the Democratic Party just doesn't have the stomach to go after terrorists."

Koch, in an interview with World Net Daily, says, "While I don't agree with Bush on a single domestic issue, they are all trumped
by the issue of terrorism, where he has ... proven his ability to fight this war. ... Kerry [has been] surrounded by radical politicians like [former president Jimmy] Carter and [Senator Ted] Kennedy. ... I know Kerry will succumb to their pressure if elected."

4 comments:

leftyjones said...

I believe that exactly two Democrats will cross over.
Koch and Zell Miller.
Of course, at last count, I have helped convince and can confirm that 4 voters that went Republican last time are switching to vote Kerry this time around. So, at this point I would have to say that I think the Dems are in the lead.

ALa said...

Actually, I would bet anything that Joe Leiberman votes Bush...but Rep. Rodney Alexander and St. Paul Mayor Kelley (both life long Dems) have both endorsed Bush. The list is growing longer of Dems who haven't endorsed Bush openly, but that have distanced themselves from Kerry:
"Several lawmakers, including Reps. Rodney Alexander (D-La.), Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), Jim Marshall (D-Ga.), Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Dennis Moore (D-Kan.) have told The Hill they do not currently plan to endorse Kerry." (Hans Nichols, "Some Dems to run away from Kerry," The Hill, 3/17/04)
And Lefty --as I have already told you...I have registered SIX people already (soon to be EIGHT)...

leftyjones said...

Go away Ala71, I was having a nice little chat here with Madame and you have to show up and try to ruin it.
Besides, I was only talking about the ones I've personally convinced to switch, not all the ones I know about. Remember how those Clinton years felt, Ala71??
You will come November.

ALa said...

(oh, and you personally know Zel Miller?) Wait...another --a Democratic Ohio Mayor was on Hannity & Bones tonight and HE TOO is endorsing and VOTING for BUSH!
So there!