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Chuck grew up in Long Island, New York, but has lived in Central Indiana since 1985. Married over 27 years, two adult sons, Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering, and a 27 year Republican who quit the party after the 2008 elections. Chuck enjoys political blogging, writing, and visiting Kauai, Hawaii. Chuck's varied career history includes engineering, sales, VP of Marketing & Operations, Internet & marketing consulting, and writing.

Chuck has been featured in the media, including the New York Times, Japan's NHK news channel, XM Radio POTUS and most Indy channels, as an active Republican for Obama, creating an interesting debate online and in the press.

More info about Chuck can be found at his personal site, at his LinkedIn profile and his Kauai Social Media Agency site.

Blog Entries by Chuck Lasker

Most Republican County in Indiana Delivers Obama Victory

Posted November 6, 2008 | 10:43:17 (EST)

For the first time in 44 years, the state of Indiana voted for a Democrat for President. While we know about the massive coordinated Obama campaign volunteer effort, it is essential to mention the strong and active Republicans for Obama movement in Indiana. These RFOs, as they're called [full disclosure:...

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Moderate Republicans Unhappy With Party's New Principles

Posted October 30, 2008 | 11:01:20 (EST)

The Republican Party is dead. Yes, I'm saying this before the election. Even if McCain wins, which could happen if Obama supporters stay home thinking the election is in the bag, the GOP still has lost its way along with a substantial number of members. While high-profile Republicans like Susan...

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Indiana Smears Cause Voter Backlash

Posted October 27, 2008 | 18:58:40 (EST)

The Indiana State Republican Party has started sending out anti-Obama smear mailers to homes throughout Indiana. I've photographed the first one and included an Obama campaign mailer I got the same day as a comparison of focus.

Click here to see photos of the smear mailer

My wife, Sharon,...

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My Three Day Obama Campaign Coverage Experience (PHOTOS)

Posted October 26, 2008 | 21:02:54 (EST)

Last week I was contacted by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) about covering my Republicans for Obama activities. They have a worldwide viewership of 100 million people. Despite how nervous that made me, I accepted. What I did not know is we'd spend hours together each day for three days....

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No Excuse For Dirty Politics

Posted October 13, 2008 | 10:03:04 (EST)

I am tired of hearing that the McCain campaign must go negative, that they "have no choice." The assumption is that a campaign MUST do whatever it takes, no matter how dirty and nasty, to win. They're wrong. There is another choice.

The latest dirty, baseless accusations that Obama "pals...

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Obama Volunteer Rewarded With "VIP Seating" In Mud

Posted October 8, 2008 | 23:10:32 (EST)

I have been volunteering for the Obama campaign throughout 2008. Most of my efforts have centered on writing, hosting Republicans for Obama meetings, canvassing and registering voters. I've put in real effort, even been written up in The New York Times and other media covering Obama's candidacy.

Last weekend, a...

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Both Campaigns Use Ghost Writers, But Only One Uses Them to Manipulate Readers

Posted September 25, 2008 | 13:24:13 (EST)

Yesterday, a Salon.com article described how the McCain campaign is using ghost writers. A ghost writer is someone who writes in another person's name, hidden from public view. For example, all of John McCain's books were ghost written by staffer Mark Salter, while Barack Obama wrote his own...

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It's A Crisis, We Need Palin

Posted September 25, 2008 | 09:01:01 (EST)

Asked whether there's a risk of another Great Depression if Congress doesn't approve a $700 billion bailout package, Palin said: "Unfortunately, that is the road that America may find itself on."

We are in a crisis. We need a leader, someone with experience to help us navigate through...

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Economy Tanking, War On Two Fronts, No Time For A Maverick

Posted September 17, 2008 | 10:05:36 (EST)

What a couple of days these have been. While the experts will be arguing for years what the root cause of our economic collapse was, we know a few things for sure. As McCain said, it is "the corruption, misconduct and unbridled greed." But who are these people, these greedy,...

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Obama Mocks McCain As Change Agent, Tries To Convert GOP Voters Into "Obamacons"

Posted September 8, 2008 | 12:45:19 (EST)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- On September 6th, fifteen days after being passed up as Barack Obama's running mate, Senator Evan Bayh joined Obama on a campaign stop here, in Bayh's home town. "The time for a change has come," said Bayh while introducing Obama, "and Barack Obama is the change...

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Questions Republicans For Obama Want To Ask Obama

Posted August 27, 2008 | 16:45:57 (EST)

As a Republican for Obama (RFO), I've been all over the Internet for the past year and a half defending my belief that Barack Obama better supports founding Republican principles than John McCain. I believe the choice is clear for any true classic Republican who is willing to open his...

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Playing The POW Card

Posted August 18, 2008 | 14:07:33 (EST)

"The race card" is considered taboo. Even to suggest someone is using race to attack a black candidate, regardless of its accuracy, is condemned. Black candidates are forced to ignore racial overtones in an opponent's campaign, simply to avoid being accused of "playing the race card." This allows the opponent...

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The DNC "Register for Change" Bus Tour - Indianapolis Stop

Posted August 14, 2008 | 23:48:15 (EST)

INDIANAPOLIS -- DNC Chairman Howard Dean's cross-country "Register for Change" bus tour, part of a national grassroots voter registration effort, started in Bush's home town of Crawford, Texas, in July and stopped here yesterday at the downtown City Market. Dean was joined by actor/producer Kal Penn ("House M.D.," "Harold &...

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The Candidates On Georgia: A Sharp Foreign Policy Divide

Posted August 13, 2008 | 01:04:23 (EST)

The situation currently involving Russia and Georgia is the first true international crisis to hit the United States since the elections began. The response from each candidate tells us more about what kind of president they would be than anything previously seen. On Monday, both John McCain and Senator Obama...

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The Bush/McCain Incompetence Taxes

Posted August 4, 2008 | 01:01:00 (EST)

As a Republican, I happily used the "tax and spend liberal" label against Gore and Kerry. I believed that George W. Bush would cut taxes and spending, reduce the size of government, and keep us out of expensive foreign entanglements. I believed Gore or Kerry would have spent our money...

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Republicans Gather to Support Obama at Platform Meeting in Westfield, Indiana

Posted August 1, 2008 | 11:30:21 (EST)

Westfield, Indiana, is at the very center of Hamilton County, one of the most Republican counties in the country, and the location of my home. It was in my home that a couple of dozen Republicans for Obama (RFOs) met last week to socialize. Yes, I said Republicans for Obama,...

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