An interesting minor development in Minnesota, with former Republican governor Arne Carlson endorsing Barack Obama for President. In all honesty, I can't say I'm surprised, especially considering the nasty and vicious tone by the Republicans nationwide, including Michelle Bachmann's infamous little tirade.
There have already been a steady trickle of oldschool, almost "classic" Republicans who have thrown their support to Obama. The GOP is in such thrall to the hard right that nobody else wants anything to do with them. We're nearly at the point in the shipwreck when Celine Dion starts singing. So, yeah, painful for all of us, but strangely mesmerizing.