Former Republican State Senator Endorses Obama

Former State Senator Barbara Lorman, a Republican, has endorsed Barack Obama for president.

In her press release, the former senator disparaged John McCain’s negative campaign tactics, calling his robo-calls “dishonorable,” and expressed her belief that Obama will be a capable leader.

“All of us should be extremely wary of the half truths and outright untruths that have been spread by the recent negative campaigning and shameful automated phone calls,” said Barbara Lorman of Fort Atkinson. “While my admiration for Senator Obama has grown with his positive approach to addressing the challenges facing our nation, my disappointment with the McCain campaigned has deepened. The negative tactics are inappropriate, downright dishonorable and have no place in the State of Wisconsin.”

“I’m a lifelong Republican, but Senator Obama is the right leader for our country and will deliver the change we need…

“After taking a careful look at the qualities of both McCain and Obama and who would be best for our country, I found that Senator Obama’s ability to bridge the partisan divide to work toward solid solutions that will get our nation back on the right track meant he is the right choice this November.”

Statement from Barbara Lorman.

The former senator from Fort Atkinson (Dane County) joins dignitaries such as Gen. Colin Powell and London, England Mayor Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party in endorsing Obama.

According to the Capital Times, Lorman said that negative campaigning was “not the only reason for her endorsement of Obama. She also cited McCain’s age and his selection of a vice presidential candidate whom Lorman regards as unqualified.”

“I am 76. I’m pretty smart, but that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate for someone about my age to run for president,” she said.

“And I certainly would not put my trust in Sarah Palin. She is a terrible choice because she is not qualified, and the vice president is a heartbeat away. She may be a fast learner, but that is not enough to be president of the United States.”

’nuff said.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.