Various Endorsements Scott McClellan Republican former press secretary to Bush âFrom the very beginning Iâve said Iâm going to support the candidate who has the best chance of changing the way Washington works and getting things done. I will be voting for Barack Obama. â William Weld, Former Republican Governor of Massachusetts âSen. Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate who will transform our politics and restore Americaâs standing in the world.â Ken Adelman, Famous Republican Advisor to Reagan "When the economic crisis broke, I found John McCain bouncing all over the place. In those first few crisis days, he was impetuous, inconsistent, and imprudent; ending up just plain weird," Colin Powell, Secretary of State under Bush 43 "...he has met the standard of being a sucessful president, being an exceptional president. I think he is a transformational figure. He is a new generation coming into the world-- onto the world state, onto the American stage, and for that reason I'll be voting for Senator Barack Obama." Douglas Kmiec, Head of the Office of Legal Counsel under Reagan & Bush 41 "I was first attracted to government by Ronald Reagan, who lives in our national memory as a great leader and an inspiring communicator. Senator Obama has these gifts as well, but of course, more rhetorical flourish without substance would be worth little. Is there more to Senator Obama? I believe there is." Jackson M. Andrews, Republican Counsel to the U.S. Senate "Barack Obama is a thoughtful visionary leader who as President will end the decline of American law, liberty, and fiscal responsibility that are the hallmarks of the extremist policies of the current Administration, now adopted by John McCain." Susan Eisenhower, Granddaughter of President Eisenhower & President of the Eisenhower Group "Given Obama's support among young people, I believe that he will be most invested in defending the interests of these rising generations and, therefore, the long-term interests of this nation as a whole." Francis Fukuyama, Advisor to President Reagan "...Obama probably has the greatest promise of delivering a different kind of politics." Rita Hauser, Former White House intelligence advisor under George W. Bush "McCain will continue the wrong-headed foreign policy decisions of Bush, while Obama will take us in a new direction." Larry Hunter, Former President Reagan Policy Advisor "I suspect Obama is more free-market friendly than he lets on. He taught at the University of Chicago, a hotbed of right-of-center thought. His economic advisers, notably Austan Goolsbee, recognize that ordinary citizens stand to gain more from open markets than from government meddling." Bill Ruckelshaus, served in the Nixon and Reagan administrations "I'm not against McCain, I'm for Obama." Ken Adelman, served in the Ford administration "The most important decision John McCain made in his long campaign was deciding on a running mate. That decision showed appalling lack of judgment... that selection contradicted McCain's main two, and best two, themes for his campaign-- Country First, and experience counts. Neither can he credibly claim, post-Palin pick." Lilibet Hagel, Wife of Republican Senator Chuck Hagel "This election is not about fighting phantom issues churned out by a top-notch slander machine. Most important, it is not about distracting the public-- you and me-- with whatever slurs someone thinks will stick."