Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
I had the pleasure of sitting at the same table with Sen. Lindsey Graham at the John McCain party on Caucus Night here in Iowa in 2008. I've always liked the guy, who is clearly one of the sharper knives in our Congressional drawer (even though he does look like Larry from the Bob Newhart Show).