McCain Loses Fried

This is interesting. It seems to me that, with the exception of Kmeic, what the "Obamacons" all have in common is that they are not members of the Religious Right. It suggests the collapse of the Republican Coalition. In light of this exodus, it's interesting that many in the Church's leadership have decided to double down on the Republican nominee. If Obama hangs on and wins, exactly how much influence do the Catholic Bishops expect to have in an Obama administration? HT Cass Sunstein:

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."

Eduardo M. Peñalver is the Allan R. Tessler Dean of the Cornell Law School. The views expressed in the piece are his own, and should not be attributed to Cornell University or Cornell Law School.

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