WASHINGTON (CNN) - 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.”
Forester is the CEO of EL Rothschild, a holding company with businesses around the world. She is married to international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. Forester is a member of the DNC’s Democrats Abroad chapter and splits her time living in London and New York.
Another in a long list of symptoms that the Democratic Party is DOA with Obama.
And this is news because.......?
I really get disgusted when I hear people call Barack Obama an elitist. It just comes out sounding like such a racist comment. Is Ms. Forester really saying that she doesn't think he is "Black" enough for her expectations of a non-white president. Is she saying she'd rather have a candidate who is well over-aged and out of sync with the contemporary world to be a president ...... than a whip smart, steady, pragmatic, leader .... like Barack Obama. Give me a break!
There is no logic in being a woman and moving from Hilary Clinton to John McCain.
who cares..........talk about an elitest. I hope the Dems kick her off the commitee. It would be nice to see them show some backbone.
The GOP has 10 times the elitist factor of the Dems.
Still another INTELLIGENT person getting off of the Oblama Kool Aid and joining the WINNING TEAM!
McCain / Palin 08 !!!!!!!
I guess if Obama was a shuffling, poorly spoken, half-angry, Black man he would not be elitists. HOW ON EARTH CAN A WEALTHY MEMBER OF THE ROTHSCHILD CLAN CALL ANYONE ELITISTS. POOR FOOL.
It is obvious this woman has a problem with black men who are educated and carry themsevles with confidence and dignity. What is he supposed to do walk with a hung down head and droopy shoulders? Get over it this is a "new day".
Me too, the Dems had their chance and blew it.
I'm 62, a life-long democrat and haven't made up my mind yet. Perhaps, if the candidates would talk about the issues that concern everyday Americans the electorate could make an informed choice. As Russert would have said issues, issues, iissues.Scaring Americans with doomsday rhetoric about the other guy doesn't do it.
she means nothing.
Obama called Hillary's supporters from the rural areas (conformed by mainly white poeple): "bitter and frustated" .... We are not idiots, Obama you are racist !
Wait- so someone named de Rothschild, an heiress to a gigantic fortune who has been treated like royalty, is calling Barack Obama an "elitist"? Does she completely lack any sense of irony? What an idiot. What a complete, total idiot.
Still, she's probably smarter than Sarah Freaking Palin.
And any of you who think she's qualified to be President.
She feels she has not solid reason to trust him,,,,nor do I,
she probably wont come out and say it,,but she probaby has some better insight on what he really thinks than the average jane.
You all think he could be the first black pres,,,he could be the first arab pres. he is by some accounts more arab than he is black.
WHERE DOES SHE PAY HER TAXES?
What a joke!! She's calling him an elitist?
This person is just the type who talks loud with money and says nothing!
How stupid and racist can one be? McCain is diametrically opposed to almost everything Hillary Clinton is for, not to mention the vacuous Gov. Palin.
Forester, if you think Obama is an elitist, then what is McCain with 7+ houses?
Hillary-supporters who will vote for McCain instead of Obama truly were never about the issues, in my opinion.
Lady DeRothschild, one of the rich and famous, an elitist, calling Barack Obama an elitist....WOW!
JUST HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE!
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Hey, Jules...is what "isn't right" the color of his skin?Sounds like it to me. Especially given the unnecessary mention of Obama's mother's taste in men. God help you.
CNN POST ME
Excuse me? A Rothschild who raises over $100,000 for her chosen candidate, calling community organizer Barack Obama an elitist? She doesn't even have her own talking points. We should all do our history homework, and not using a textbook either.
I am with this woman all the way!! Don't let the news or the view fool you...there are more of us changing sides than Not! Bring on November!
Hillary Clinton '12
what experience does mccain have?! people keep yelling that obama has little experience, but if people CARE to do research they will see there is no real correspondence between experience and great presidencies...check it out.... http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Info/experience.html . it also comes down to this, can the vp run the country in the event that the president can't? i wholeheartedly trust biden to run this country than palin...who do u trust?
She's smart not to trust Obama. He has a murky past, filled with shady characters and a unclear political position that he refines constantly.