Bramante's endorsement marks the first time nationally that a delegate or alternate delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention has publicly announced their decision to support Barack Obama. Bramante explained:
I believe that America is at a critical point and that how our nation addresses the issue of education redesign will hold the key to America's future. Barack Obama is committed to reforming our public schools instead of abandoning them. To my disappointment, Senator McCain continues to support the use of vouchers, a divisive approach to education which has gotten us nowhere for decades and will not ensure that our children will live their lives in another American Century.
In addition, the Obama-Biden campaign announced 20 other prominent New Hampshire Republicans who now support Obama for president.