Prominent Hillary Clinton supporter Lynn Forester de Rothschild has decided to endorse John McCain. Why? Because Barack Obama is a snob.
“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don’t like him,” she told CNN this summer. “I feel like he is an elitist.”
This, coming from the CEO of EL Rothschild LLC and wife of British financier and thoroughbred-horse-racing enthusiast Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild — son of financier and luxury automobile enthusiast Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, son of financier and thoroughbred-race-horse breeder Leopold de Rothschild, son of British politician Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, son of London financier Nathan Mayer Rothschild, son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, son of money changer and goldsmith Moses Amschel Bauer.
Of course, being elite is not elitism. As de Rothschild herself wrote in that working man’s rag, the Wall Street Journal , “Elitism is a state of mind, a view of the world that cannot be measured simply by one’s net worth, position or number of houses.” But as my colleague Mickey Kaus put it , “You lost me at ‘de.’ ”