Welcome to the Buckeye State
Why am I here you might ask? Why would a registered republican be offering support for Barack Obama a democrat for President of the United States in the upcoming 2008 Election? That is a complicated question with an easy answer; it is simply time for a change. Let me be perfectly clear I am not changing; it is the party that I love that is changing. The Republican Party has alienated me, and I suspect you as well if you are visiting this blog. I do support Barack Obama, and I am excited about what his message is thus far. Let me be clear I don’t support Mr. Obama on every issue, but why I am so energized to help get this man’s message out is because he is right, we “agree” more than we “disagree” on the problems that face this country. We might differ on exactly what the solution to the problem is, but I feel that this man is willing have a discussion, and more importantly invite myself a “Moderate Republican” to the table. We need to work together in our politics, and this man is one of the only candidates that I feel demonstrates a willingness to work together. So I am excited to follow his progress, and I look forward to many interesting discussions.I hope to accomplish a few things by this Ohio RFO Blog:
I want to ask the hard questions that I know Republicans care about.
I want to keep an eye on all the candidates Democratic and Republican.
I want to know how issues will affect Obama the Primary and National Election.
I want to know how issues will affect the Republican Party.
I want to know how Barack Obama feels about issues that are important to Ohioans and the rest of the country.
I want to spread the message of hope that Barack Obama so eloquently describes, and use this forum as a place for us to come together on things we agree on.
Let’s use this forum to debate, and to discuss the issues that face our country and state with passion. Without losing sight of the fact that here we are trying to find solutions to the problems that we face. We have more in common that we know, and in the spirit of Barack Obama, when we disagree let’s do so without being disagreeable.