Reagan Chief of Staff Endorses Obama

Another Republican endorsement for Obama has been announced. CNN reports that Ken Duberstein, former chief of staff to Ronald Reagan, is backing Obama:

Duberstein said he was influenced by another prominent Reagan official – Colin Powell – in his decision.

“Well let’s put it this way – I think Colin Powell’s decision is in fact the good housekeeping seal of approval on Barack Obama.”

Powell served as national security advisor to Reagan during Duberstein’s tenure as chief of staff.

I’ve recently noted members of Barry Goldwater’s family who are backing Obama. Now some members of the Reagan administration are joining in. Increasingly Obama is becoming the candidate of serious Republicans as well as Democrats and independents, leaving the extreme right backing John McCain. Pete Abel, a conservative writing at The Moderate Voice, has compiled a partial list of prominent Republicans who support Obama:

Susan Eisenhower, Christopher Buckley, Alison Goldwater Ross, C.C. Goldwater, Francis Fukuyama, Larry Hunter, William Weld, David Friedman, Charles Fried, Arne Carlson, Ken Adelman, Doug Kmiec, Wayne Gilchrest, Jim Leach, Lincoln Chafee, Lowell Weicker, Linwood Holton, Jim Whitaker, Bill Ruckelshaus, Dennis Sanders, Larry Pressler, Charles Mathias Jr.

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