A prominent Clinton fundraiser has jumped ship and joined the McCain camp.
From ABC News’ Jake Tapper.
The legendary Tammy Haddad snags a scoop for Newsweek, sitting down with prominent Washington DC attorney John Coale — a fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY — at the Republican convention, now backing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
“Well I’m here to go from supporting Hillary, who I campaigned with, I campaigned with her husband, her daughter, her whole family, brothers, and the mother, over a period of months, big Hillary supporter, pretty big fundraiser for her, I’m here to support John McCain for president,” said Coale, husband of FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren.
Coale has given thousands of dollars in donations to Democrats over the years. He was a prominent supporter of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in 2004, raising money from lawyers who had like him worked on lawsuits against the tobacco industry. When Kerry endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, Coale subjected him to a “tongue-lashing,” in the words of the New York Times.
“I think John McCain is basically what Obama says he is and what Obama is not,” Coale said. “McCain brings people together, he has an incredible record of integrity.”
Coale griped about sexism against Clinton, said Obama isn’t experienced enough to be president, and argued that the Democratic party has “been taken over by the moveon.org types.”
Not only has the treatment of Hillary turned people off on Obama but even the association with the far left is chasing supporters away. Who would have ever thought that Hillary Clinton would run to the right of the Democratic Party?