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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Tale of Two Defectors

Yesterday two people defected from their party to endorse the candidate of the other party. Lady Lynn de Rothchild (an international banker who married into the famously beyond wealthy Rothchild family and lives half the year in Manhattan and half the year in London) was a big Clinton fund raiser who endorsed McCain because she thinks Obama (the son of a single mother who was on food stamps who worked and took out student loans to get a law degree from Harvard) is an elitist.  

Meanwhile out of the west coast, former Republican mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan endorsed Obama saying "I think he's a much more open person" and of McCain that "I had dealings with McCain where I didn't respect him."  For those of you who aren't from LA, think of Riordan as the Bloomberg of the West.  He's a moderate Republican who actually was looking like a good bet to run for governor until Schwarzenegger pulled the rug out of from under him. 

Which endorsement do you think will have more influence? 


The Law Talking Guy said...

Riordan's endorsement is a surprise. I would have put Riordan and McCain together as very similar kinds of Republicans. I guess Riordan is totally turned off by McCain's hard turn to the right. Also, there may be history with the Colorado River water between the two.

Neither endorsement will matter much, but Riordan's endorsement will dampen enthusiasm among SoCal Republicans whose money McCain needs.

Raised By Republicans said...

Maybe McCain took a swing at Riordan too? McCain has a long history of being violent or threatening violence with fellow Republicans who piss him off.

USwest said...

As I said in a private aside yesterday to RBR, I'd like to know what Lady Rothchild and her husband got in promises from McCain to get her to switch. They are, afterall, bankers. They need all the help they can get these days.

Dr. Strangelove said...

Riordan is the only Republican for whom I have ever voted. I'm glad he has endorsed Obama. McCain no longer stands for what he stood for a decade ago.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Maybe Lady Rothschild doesn't like black people.

Raised By Republicans said...

I just heard that Palin has cancelled a trip to California.