Skip to comments.McCain advisor Charles Fried defects to Obama (was Solicitor General under Reagan)
Posted on 10/31/2008 4:15:24 PM PDT by dennisw
Professor Charles Fried, an advisor to John McCain's presidential campaign, has announced that he can no longer support the McCain/Palin ticket. In a letter to the general counsel to the McCain/Palin campaign, he cited McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate as too dangerous "at a time of deep national crisis", and has asked for his name to be removed from several campaign committees on which he has served. Fried also publicly stated that he had voted for Obama via absentee ballot.
Fried later clarified to The New Republic that he had voted for Obama because he no longer supported the McCain ticket, and did not consider abstention "a proper option".
Fried has been an influential voice in American conservatism and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Solicitor General in 1985. During his years serving with the Reagan administration, he represented the White House in over 25 cases before the Supreme Court. Fried was later an associate justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. In the last decade, he has vocally supported George W. Bush's appointments of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.
With the exception of the above interruptions, Fried has taught at HLS, where he is known as an important theorist of contract law, since 1961. He has published extensively on a wide variety of topics, and is particularly known for his support of Kantian ethics.
He has joined a long line of Republicans, many of whom served in Republican presidential administrations, who have recently endorsed the Democratic candidate. These include former general and Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld '70, former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, and former George W. Bush press secretary Scott McClellan.
a time of crisis, so elect the most naive inexperienced candidate EVER. Makes sense.
Prof Charles ... OK, that’s enough. You know what’s going on with that iniversity cocktail party sect.
Another elite “ Republican” who wants invites to Obama`s WhiteHouse dinners !?
Another soft as a grape doofus defects to the socialist side. When McCain wins they will have outed themselves
Wonder what$ in it for him? $$$$$?
I have read a lot of Fried’s work. I am really surprised he has gone to Obama. Although nothing I have read was specifically advancing conservative principles, it did take a lot of views of the law that fit more favorably with a conservative view of the law.
Professor Charles Fried = RAT TROLL!
“Fried praised Alito as an outstanding judge but dismissed claims that Alito is radical, saying, “He is conservative, yes, but he is not radically conservative like Scalia.”
So, why is he with Hussein now? Oh, he hates Palin’s Christianity maybe?
Sounds like a sleeper troll!
I wonder how much intel this Benedict Arnold took with him?
More proof that having a college education DOE NOT mean that you are very bright. I wonder how much experience he thinks his “messiah” has.
What a maroon - Obamarama doesn't even have as much experience as Palin.
I honestly cant take much more of this election and nonsense like this.
New rule...anyone who claims to be a Republican who wasnt moved to anger by the treatment of Palin this election is not a Republican and should not be welcome back. I’ve had it with these bozos.
Please Lord, get Mac to wake up to these traitors. Tell him to listen to his heart and get rid of all Dems around him before it’s too late.
I've talked on the phone with more Democrats in the past two days who are supporting McCain than the half dozen liberal "Republicans" the media is trumping up as Obama supporters.
I go by a list from county voting records so I know POSITIVELY who is and isn't a registered Democrat.
Never heard of him. I've been an active Conservative since 1984.
More Rino’s jumping ship. Good riddance.
I think George Soros is dragging a bunch of Dollars thru DC trailer park
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