"Bill" posts a very interesting comment below that I wanted to share:
I first met Brian M. at a MoveOn.org/ Organizing for America meeting at the HoCo Library by the Mall where he presented himself as a bold Progressive and strong Obama supporter. He seemed thoughtful and passionate and I made note of him. The next time I saw him he was working the Republican crowd at their booth at the HoCo Fair and expounding just as passionately on his solid Republican credentials. The next time I saw him was speaking to the Columbia Democratic Club, making a passionately Progressive speech laced with quotes from Obama. What's up with this guy? I am an independent leaning D; and it seems like most of you are Rs. What's BM? I feel like he is some sort of Trojan Horse. But is he yours or ours? I honestly don't know.
I've raised this because many other people have told me the same thing, especially about Mr. Meshkin quoting Obama at the Dem Club meeting.
There is clearly nothing wrong with a Republican supporting President Obama. I think where people are getting a little bit "itchy" is with the clear pandering. I don't know Brian Meshkin, and a lot of people that I know (and respect) like him, but videos like this one give me the heeby jeebies ("Brian makes me believe anything is possible"?). The funniest thing about his candidacy is that for those that don't like him (which is getting larger by the day), they have a hard time putting their finger on what exactly it is about Brian Meshkin that they "don't like." They just don't.
The whole "Trojan Horse" idea plays a little too much into the "team sport" politics stuff that I like to stay away from, but I think the underlying question is an interesting one: Who is this guy? And no, I don't need to watch the Bio movie again. Said otherwise, is there anything to Brian Meshkin other than "being" whatever it takes to win my vote? I'm not so sure there is, and that scares me.