Saturday, August 28, 2004

GOP Delegate Defects

And he's a Philadelphian:
One of the 2,509 delegates to the Republican National Conventions has dropped out because of dissatisfaction with President Bush.

Congressional Quarterly reported Friday that after attending four previous conventions, Philadelphia's Jesse Walters was chosen as a delegate to this year's GOP convention in New York only to resign the position, saying he could not support Bush and expressing concern with the rightward move of the Republican Party.

Calling the decision to drop his position one of the five hardest he has had to make in his life, Walters said he plans to cast his first-ever vote for a Democrat for president in November.

Tip of the Horn to Kerry 2004 at Kos.

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