Clinton fundraiser blasts Obama, backs McCain

09/29/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Among the legions of Hillary Clinton supporters who have said they will not support Barack Obama for president, none has seemingly gathered more media attention than Lynn Forester de Rothschild.

Rothschild is a member of the DNC's Democrats Abroad chapter and splits her time living in London and New York. She was one of Clinton's top fundraisers, bringing in more than $100,000 for her presidential campaign. Rothschild built a multimillion-dollar telecommunications company before marrying international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild.

WMNF spoke with Rothschild this afternoon and asked why she calls Barack Obama an elitist. Obama owns one home and one car; whereas John McCain owns eight houses and 13 cars.

Rothschild now supports McCain – she is fundraising and doing interviews with media organizations on his behalf.

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25 cent Wall Street Payment Plan

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Rothschild Racist or Sexist?

Regarding policies, Clinton and Obama were never that different. Also, Biden is clearly one of the most pro-woman candidates there has ever been. Understandably, this is one of the reasons Obama selected Biden as his VP. The only logical reasons a Clinton "supporter" would join the McCain/Palin camp are, 1) the person is myopic regarding having a woman leader and would vote against anyone who displaced a woman candidate (cutting off their nose to spite their face), or 2) they do not want a Black man in office.

legions?

where are these legions, exactly? this talk about disgruntled hillary voters is much ado about nothing, a media-created controversy. in every election, there are those who don't rally around their party's candidate. nothing new here. from all indications, it's not any bigger this year than in previous years.