11/29/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama, Edwards Speechwriter Switches To McCain

A speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why she's voting McCain.

Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always believed in the Democratic Party. Not anymore. Not after the election of 2008. This transformation has been swift and complete and since I'm a woman writing in the election of 2008, "very emotional."

[...] I can no longer justify what this party has done and can't dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It's wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party's talking points--that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he's President Bush--are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument...doesn't mean they're true. After all, he is the only one who's worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

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