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Thursday, October 15, 2009

# Posted 9:52 AM by Ariel David Adesnik  

SINCE WHEN IS PETRAEUS A REPUBLICAN?

Andrew Sullivan:

How do we know that Petraeus is, or will be, a Republican? Does anyone actually have evidence of this? Or is all this speculation based on the stereotype that military = Republican?
Jason Zengerle:

As best I can tell, the assumption that Petraeus is a Republican stems from the fact that he is. From Steve Coll's New Yorker profile of Petraeus:
Petraeus is registered to vote as a Republican in New Hampshire—he once described himself to a friend as a northeastern Republican, in the tradition of Nelson Rockefeller—but he said that around 2002, after he became a two-star general, he stopped voting.
Personally, I think there's no chance Petraeus will run in 2012.

Cross-posted at Conventionally Folly
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