This from today’s Frank Rich column in the N.Y. Times:
The conservative legal scholar Douglas Kmiec has endorsed Mr. Obama, as have both the economic adviser to Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America,” Lawrence Hunter, and the neocon historian Francis Fukuyama. Rupert Murdoch is publicly flirting with the Democrat as well.
Rich also adds the following:
Last week The Hill reported that at least 14 Republican members of Congress have refused to endorse or publicly support Mr. McCain. Congressional Quarterly found that of the 62,800 donors who maxed out to Mr. Bush’s campaign in 2004, only about 5,000 (some 8 percent) have contributed to his putative successor.
Given how many right-wing evangelical types there are in the Congressional Republican delegation the first item above may not be surprising. But the second item about fundraising sounds pretty alarming for McCain.