Doug Kmiec, former counsel to Presidents Reagan and Bush I and Romney campaign co-chair endorses Obama

March 23, 2008

In various ways, Senator Barack Obama and I may disagree on aspects of these important fundamentals, but I am convinced based upon his public pronouncements and his personal writing that on each of these questions he is not closed to understanding opposing points of view, and as best as it is humanly possible, he will respect and accommodate them. 

No doubt some of my friends will see this as a matter of party or intellectual treachery.  I regret that and I respect their disagreement.  But they will readily agree that as Republicans, we are first Americans.  As Americans, we must voice our concerns for the well-being of our nation without partisanship when decisions that have been made endanger the body politic.  Our president has involved our nation in a military engagement without sufficient justification or clear objective.  In so doing, he has incurred both tragic loss of life and extraordinary debt jeopardizing the economy and the well-being of the average American citizen. In pursuit of these fatally flawed purposes, the office of the presidency, which it was once my privilege to defend in public office formally, has been distorted beyond its constitutional assignment.  Today, I do no more than raise the defense of that important office anew, but as private citizen…


Convictions : Endorsing Obama


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