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Old 10-24-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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The Wall Street Journal today rounds up the horde of prominent Republicans jumping ship to Barack Obama. Now one of John McCain's actual advisers has switched sides (http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/10/24/reagan-appointee-and-recent-mccain-adviser-charles-fried-supports-obama.aspx - broken link):
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.
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."



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Old 10-24-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: New York City
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ouch
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Slap..........
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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D'oh!
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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that's down right ugly for mccain/palin
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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What's striking here is not that people are switching sides. It's that they're choosing to be so public about it. It's like they're trying to send America a message.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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...someone send this to Sanrene, PCM and a few others. BIG nail in the coffin.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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The Wall Street Journal today rounds up the horde of prominent Republicans jumping ship to Barack Obama. Now one of John McCain's actual advisers has switched sides (http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/10/24/reagan-appointee-and-recent-mccain-adviser-charles-fried-supports-obama.aspx - broken link):
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.
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."



Rachel Weiner | October 24, 2008 01:59 PM

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Old 10-24-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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What's striking here is not that people are switching sides. It's that they're choosing to be so public about it. It's like they're trying to send America a message.
Indeed they are sending a message. Anyone who doesn't get it must be a hopeless case.
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