Isolated Incident Or Trend?

Today’s Las Vegas Review Journal has an opinion piece by Sherman Frederick, publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and president of Stephens Media.  He has changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.  Evidently, when you renew your driver’s license in Nevada, you can register to vote or change your party affiliation.  On June 9, Mr. Frederick changed from Democrat to Republican. 

He points out that Nevade is not a great place for Republicans right now–the governor of the state is going through an ugly divorce and Senator John Ensign has just admitted to an extra-maritial affair.  Not a good time and place for Republican politics.  Harry Reid is riding high and Obama is a rock star.  Why change?

According to the editorial:

“Republicans offer our only hope in slowing the Obama “change” juggernaut before the America of unbridled optimism and opportunity goes the way of the buffalo. I don’t want my great-grandchildren growing up in cradle-to-grave government care, where only the privileged few may afford a car, or own a home, or get non-rationed health care.”

President Obama is a very charismatic man who has a beautiful family.  He remains very popular personally, but some Americans are beginning to see the consequences of the policies he wants to enact.  I personally don’t think the Republicans are ‘all’ the answer–I think the conservative movement is the answer.  Meanwhile, I hope the more extreme policy ideas of President Obama can be blocked by the Republicans we have in office now.