Sunday, August 29, 2004

Defection Report: Jesse Walters

I have decided to highlight and share these stories because they instill such hope and joy in me. Still debating whether they should be "defection reports" or "profiles in moral courage" -- "profiles in patriotism" is just too jingoistic for me. Any votes?

And now to your main attraction:
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.
Mr. Waters called the decision one of the hardest in his life and said he will be voting for Kerry--the first time he has ever voted for a Democratic president.