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September 17, 2008
Prominent Hillaryite and DNC Member Defects to McCain
For some Hillary supporters, there's just no going home:
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.
The announcement will take place at a news conference on Capitol Hill, just blocks away from the DNC headquarters. Forester will "campaign and help him through the election," the spokesman said of her plans to help the Republican presidential nominee.
Forester was a major donor for Clinton earning her the title as a Hillraiser for helping to raise at least $100,000 for the New York Democratic senator's failed presidential bid.
In an interview with CNN this summer, Forester did not hide her distaste for eventual Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
"This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don't like him," she said of Obama in an interview with CNN's Joe Johns. "I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him."
In answer to your question, yes those de Rothschilds - one of the oldest and most respected families in Europe. She married one and ran the American company where most of the family holdings were invested.
I think it rich that the reason she isn't supporting Obama is because he's "an elitist." Good God, woman! With a name that screams privilege and wealth, one would think she could come up with a better reason than that.
This is an interesting turn of events but hardly something that will alter the campaign. No doubt it makes the Obama camp nervous wondering how many more like Mrs. de Rothschild are out there.