Monday, August 30, 2004

Delegates dropping out

Well, those of us from Pennsylvania can be proud of at least one man in the delegation, who has decided he cannot in conscience serve at the Republican Convention. He has dropped out.

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.

Calling the decision to drop his position one of the five hardest he has had to make in his life, Walters said he plans to cast his first-ever vote for a Democrat for president in November.

Chalk up one more vote for Kerry.