(CNN) - Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, the Maryland Republican who lost a heated primary challenge earlier this year, said Friday he's endorsing Democrat Barack Obama's White House bid.
Gilchrest, who has served in the House for close to two decades, told a Maryland radio station Obama and his running mate Sen. Joe Biden have the experience needed for the job.
"My perspective is that the ticket is Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden that they have the breadth of experience, I think they are prudent, they are knowledgeable," he told WYPR. "We just can't use four more years of the same kind of policy that's somewhat hazardous, which leads to recklessness."
The move doesn’t come as a big surprise: Gilchrest is a strong opponent of the Iraq war and has voted for a timeline for withdrawal. He's also endorsed the Democrat running to succeed him.
CNN's calls to Gilchrest's office went unanswered.
Welcome aboard! YES WE CAN! Obama/Biden '08!
Welcome aboard congressman, you see the light too?
I don't care what his motives are, his sentiment is correct. I challenge any republican out there to tell me what they have heard from McCain or Palin that sounds even remotely like they offer something new. Eight more years of this, no way.
John, what's that I hear in the distance? Sounds like na na na na...na na na na... hey hey hey... good bye.......
Now here's one Republican that realizes Senator Obama is the only one along with Senator Biden and the Dems that's telling the entire truth. Hurray! God is truly shinning on the Dems
Welcome aboard Congressman Gilchcrest. Our tent is very big.
As far as new things.....Barack Obama has been talking about the online checkbook for the last 9 months. Stop stealing others people ideas Palin.
All aboard the OBAMA train. Next Stop, Pennsylvania Ave.....
PUMA's are welcome too :-)
LETS GET ON BOARD AMERICA!!!
It's not about the candidates! It's not about gender! It's not about race!
It's simply about OUR FUTURE and OUR CHILDREN FUTURE!!!
I'm voting for Obama only because it make sense and it's the right thing to do when it comes to my responsibility as a citizen.
Way to go, More to come including Hagel
That is smart one from someone who sees beyond party affliation
well.. there goes the neighborhood... a democrat endorsing McCain and a Republican endorsing Obama...
I think this Democrat /Republican stuff is up the creek nowdays lol.
Another paid patsy of the Obama sleaze train. At least Gilchrest's retirement will be funded by Obama. The Mavericks will keep the sleaze CORRUPT Lawyers of BO and Joey B out of Washington. McCain/Palin 08!!
good people don't want liars in the W.H
Did you know also that Chuck Hagal, a staunch republican, said this whole Palin thing is nonsense and she really doesn't have foreign policy experience? Sounds like some people are taking Amy Pohler's advice and growing some nads.
Let the debates Begin!!!
Now we have to pay higher taxex to be patriotic per Joe B. All you Obama lovers, be ready to pay if he's elected.
Yikes! ...not a good day for the McCain campaign, eh?
Encouraging, but no impact as MD is in the bag for Obama already.
Forget that show us your tax returns Palin.
Fraud and Plagiarism doesn't register in Mcbush/patin vocab.
pathological liars don't have a conscience.
They stole change, and transparency. What prevents them from stealing more stuff? After all, she takes the money for the bridge to nowhere and uses it to bruild infrastructures on stolen land and remodel her governor mansion. she hires friends and fires foes.
Sounds like pork and abuse of power ? not really .... to her. She is just juggling her own reality ..... out of touch.
I'm glad some people are starting to understand what's going on.
After witnessing Sarah Palin's lack of incompetence over the last several days-she has pretty much sealed the fate of her party for this election.
Between all of her lies, and verbal gaffes....I'm trying to figure out is she really that dumb. Or is she really just a Democrat in disguise (smile).
McCain is clueless and Troopergate Palin is a fraud.
No one with a brain could want this duo in charge.
FINALLY AN HONEST REPUBLICAN WHO WONT BLINDLY DEFEND MORE OF THE SAME