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Some prominent Republicans have caught Obama fever.

By Richard Wolffe | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Feb 1, 2008 | Updated: 7:02 p.m. ET Feb 1, 2008

Susan Eisenhower is more than just another disappointed Republican. She is also Ike's granddaughter and a dedicated member of the party who has urged her fellow Republicans in the past to stick with the GOP. But now Eisenhower, who runs an international consulting firm, is endorsing Barack Obama. She has no plans to officially leave the Republican Party. But in Eisenhower's view, Obama is the only candidate who can build a national consensus on the issues most important to her—energy, global warming, an aging population and America's standing in the world.

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Eisenhower is one of a small but symbolically powerful group of what Obama recently called "Obamacans"—disaffected Republicans who have drifted away from their party just as Eisenhower Democrats did and, more recently, Reagan Democrats in the 1980s. They include lifelong Republican Tricia Moseley, a former staffer for the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, the one-time segregationist from South Carolina. Now a high-school teacher, Moseley says she was attracted to Obama's positions on education and the economy.



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Global warming is more important to this lady than the economy, war in Iraq, monetary policy and national debt?
 

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Global warming is more important to this lady than the economy, war in Iraq, monetary policy and national debt?
As long as it's an idle threat, that's what they covet most because the real issues would require them to actually work.
 

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Since this was Mardi Gras weekend, I thought this thread was going to be about a new kind of "costume" in the French Quarter.
 

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