In a surprise move, Hillary Clinton loyalist and Democratic Party bigshot Lynn Forester de Rothschild blasted liberal activist group MoveOn.org and said she plans to back Republican John McCain for the presidency because she believes Barack Obama is too radical for America. According to a news report:
A top Hillary Rodham Clinton fundraiser threw her support behind Republican John McCain on Wednesday, saying he will lead the country in a centrist fashion and accusing the Democrats of becoming too extreme.
“I believe that Barack Obama, with MoveOn.org and Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean, has taken the Democratic Party – and they will continue to – too far to the left,” Lynn Forester de Rothschild said. “I’m not comfortable there.”
Rothschild is also a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee. She said she would be stepping down from her position on the committee but will not switch political parties.
She praised McCain for working with Democrats to pass legislation and for standing up to President Bush on the Iraq war.
“I just ask, who has Barack Obama ever stood up to? And that troubles me a lot,” she said.
Forester de Rothschild foreshadowed her defection in a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week called “Democrats Need to Shake The ‘Elitist’ Tag.”
MoveOn.org is the hard left pressure group that wants the U.S. to be defeated in Iraq.