(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.
Yes we can!
I'm glad after all the media hype on Palin, cool heads prevail...
Amen, a respected congressman believes Obama-Biden has the experience necessary.
Free from the Republican puppet show, he speaks his mind. If he truly felt McCain was better he certainly would've said so.
Buckle up for the smears my friend, theys a comin.
We can agree to give a little more weight to these comments over those of a transcontinental fundraiser named rothschild, dontcha think. . .
Amazing... don't see one post with the word "traitor" yet...
And the truth shall set you free!!! ;~)
18 Million people voted for Obama to lead this country.
Based on his VISION not his experience.
Palin only got ONE vote and she has no vision (other than seeing Russia from her house)
It amazes me that she is willing to put the government checkbook online but is so afraid that someone will read her e-mail that she doesn't even use the government account but uses a private yahoo account. I think that is very transparent, she is hiding something.
Let us be honest McCain and Palin has been caught lying too much
it's algood. God bless america...
Obama and Binden 08/ 12
That sounds like a lame excuse.
Maybe he is simply running scared? Team McCain will name names!
But while Obama will propose to put the federal checkbook online, he'd conveniently forget to enter the checks to his cronies and special interest groups. The man isn't even forthcoming with his own information, what makes you think his administration would have transparency?
How sad to see that yes, unfortunately even a Republican or two might get blinded from the light cast down by the chosen one as he descends from Mt. Oprah, and fall in tune with the rest of the knowledge lacking koolaide drinkers support Obama and Biden.
Think about this.........
If Sen. Obama won POTUS>>>>>
He's in good health and should something happen to him, fatally, we have another Sen. that IS experienced and the country will continue to progress.
If Sen. McCain won POTUS and his health should fail ask yourself would we have an experienced candidate to replace him with that would steer this country towards progress?
I think not,,,,,,,,,,,
This is great. Let the games begin. This Hillary Clinton supporter is voting for Obama/Biden. Can't wait to see the Democrats back in the White House to fix this awful mess the Bush Administration has made.
Good for him I wonder if others will follow his lead... the truth will make them free.... and the truth is if we want to get out of this big old mess we are in then we must vote for Obama and Biden......
i would choose my DOG over Mccain your kidding me
obama has my vote since mc cain picked palin. I am pro life but not pro stupid.
I am scared to death that the hockey mom could end up our president and giggle her way to foreign negotiations. She is a joke and easy to laugh at.
President Bill Clinton will endorse John McCain for President. "He thinks during this trouble times in the financial markets, economy and wars in Middle East, we need experience and not a junior senator."
tax return of Palin come on show us now what are you hiding??????????????????
Thank goodness honesty is still an American value.
Good for you, Representative Gilchrest.
It's not about red or blue, or democrat or republican, this election is about wright vs. wrong and truth vs. lies, it's no wonder all of the honest congressman are coming out for Obama no matter what their party. I guess this election will be a good way to find out who works for the institution and who works for the American people. It is obvious that the GOP are the party of liars, decievers, and the wealthy elite.
GO OBAMA GO!!!
HAHA!!!!!..No wonder he lost his seat. He's a RHINO! good riddance.
I've read the same post from you about 10 times today.
The economy was not "just fine" until 2 years ago, and even if it was Democrats could hardly bring it crashing down overnight. These things happen over a course of years, not days.
You need to take a little responsibility for your party, who has had the White House for the past 8 years, and control of Congress for 3/4 of the past 8 years.
A loser in every respect voting for Obama. Yeah!
Does anyone else find it funny how so many "prominent republicans" like Romney, Guliani, Thompson, Pawlenty, etc. have absolutely raped their own political credibility by lavishing praise on Palin's experience.
I mean, don't all these politicians hear her saying they are all insiders who should be shot from planes and have their front paws submitted to solve America's economic crisis?
Why does CNN play up the Dem support of McCain as BIG NEWS for the Republicans, but when a Rep supports Obama they always say something to the effect of "its not surpising, they were for blah blah blah..."?
This is as much a validation of Obama as they treat Dem defectors for McCain.