This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama and asked that his name be removed from the McCain campaign-related committees on which he serves. Fried said a big reason for his defection "is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis."
Other Republicans who've bailed from the McCain campaign this week include:
- Scott McClellan, Bush's former Press Secretary
- Arnie Carson, former Republican Governor from Minneapolis
- Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. William Weld
- The grandchildren of former Arizona Senator and Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, McCain's beloved conservative role model
Don't be surprised if Palin announces her endorsement for Obama next. Ever the political opportunist, Palin surely wants to avoid the loser label that will be forever attached to her resume if McCain's flailing campaign fails.