This is an excerpt from the chapter titled "Any Republican Will Do":
My first opportunity to vote was in 1984; I was 20 years old. I remember being excited about the right to vote. I voted for Ronald Reagan. Four years later, I voted for George H. W. Bush. Four years after that, I voted for him again. Four years later, I voted for Senator Bob Dole. Then I voted for George W. Bush twice, then Senator John McCain.
It wasn't until Mitt Romney received the nomination to be on the Republican ticket for President that I began to ask myself, "will any Republican do?"
Mitt Romney didn't seem to be a bad guy. As a lifelong Republican voter, I didn't see how he fit in with Republicans that I had voted for in the past. I always have and always will admire George W. Bush. I admired the courage he displayed in banning partial-birth abortions and launching his faith-based initiatives. As a career military man, I also admired his stance on the conduct of the Gulf War and his response to the 9-11 attacks— it was in this light that I reviewed Mitt Romney's candidacy...
Republican leaders have lost their moral compass.
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