I don't know where to start, so I'll start here. Let's let liberals/progressives define themselves, and conservatives likewise.
But seriously, this reeks of such intolerance, I cannot fathom anyone labeling this "progressive" or "liberal".
Sorry Sashi but the very fact that you are running as a republican disqualifies you as an intelligent and caring member of society. Surely you must realize this and if so how is it possible that you can associate yourself with that party.
The republican party has rampaged through this society and destroyed its very foundations with its insane deregulation notions and its spin mastering of our leadership into a personality cult. The very selection of McCain and his even more cynical selection of an extremist like Palin is the clearest evidence possible for any thinking person that the Republican party is simply evil in both intent and action.
If you have any moral conscience you would declare yourself an independent and declare your opposition to the Republican agenda and its membership.
Heaven help us if the likes of you and your party are elected.