Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain Advisor Jumps Ship, Endorses Obama

Charles Fried, a highly respected professor at Harvard Law, former Solicitor General under Reagan, and McCain campaign advisor, has endorsed Barack Obama. Best of all, he cites Sarah Palin as a major factor in his decision.
This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision "is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis."
Also, former Massachusetts governor William Weld also announced his support for the Obama-Biden ticket. Josh Marshall calls this a "flight to quality," I call it rats leaving a sinking ship.

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