One More Thing About Clarke
One of the arguments that the left is using to get us to listen to him is that he's a Republican. But the sole evidence for this is this quote:
"Last time I had to declare my party loyalty, it was to vote in the Virginia primary for President of the United States in the year 2000. And I asked for a Republican ballot."
Now, notice that he does not say that he's a Republican. He does not even say that he voted for Republicans in general elections. He just says that he got a Republican ballot in 2000. So I thought I would take a look at the primaries in 2000. Guess what? There was no Democratic primary in Virginia
that year. There was a Republican Primary that year, rather fiercely contested, with Bush winning 53-44% over McCain.
(Later addition: Terence Jeffrey has some doubts
about Clarke's Republican bona fides