AMERICAN LOOKOUT: There have been some major defections from the Democratic Party during this election and it’s all because of Trump’s wide appeal. This is a special case, however. The Kennedys are the royal family to Democrats, so to have someone who worked directly for RFK backing Trump has to hurt.
Adam Walinski was RFK’s speechwriter and he’s on the Trump Train.
Politico has the story:
I Was RFK’s Speechwriter. Now I’m Voting for Trump. Here’s Why.
I was a Democrat all my life. I came to Washington to serve President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When the president was murdered and his brother struck off on his own, I joined his Senate campaign and staff as his legislative assistant and speechwriter, until his presidential campaign ended with his own assassination. I ran on a (losing) Democratic ticket in the New York state elections of 1970. When I was working to enact my own program of police reform in the 1980s and 1990s, then-Governor Bill Clinton was chairman of my National Committee for the Police Corps.
This year, I will vote to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.
So profound a change, and a decent respect for old friendships, requires me to deliver a public accounting for this decision.