Thirty years ago, I became a political activist for Beyond War and fought to reduce nuclear proliferation. I joined an organic food coop, used alternative medicine and registered as a good Democrat. Today, I own an organic farm, practice as a holistic nutritionist, continue to talk about reducing the number of military bases around the world and I am a registered Republican. When I tell my friends that I no longer support the Democratic Party, they all understand. Many of them are registered Unaffiliated or Libertarian. They have noticed the same things that I have. The local community supported organic farm is under attack and over-regulated, Democrats in the State House vote against alternative medicine, our property taxes go to support GMO sugar beets, and people with Ron Paul stickers on their bumpers are labeled as domestic terrorists. But when I come out of the proverbial closet to tell my friends I am a red elephant, they choke on their lattes. What happened? So many things have changed since 1976, but there seems to be a revolution going on. Conservative commentators George Will and Matthew Dowd are predicting a Ron Paul win in Iowa and New Hampshire. FOX News Sunday chose a sustainable farmer as the Power Player of the Week. And progressive-thinking John Stewart of the Daily Show questions his support for the liberal in the White House. If you agree with Stewart and I, look me up. You might be a Blue Republican.
The new Vice Chair of the Boulder County Republican Party