Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign, endorsed John McCain for president on Wednesday, suggesting that he has the experience that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBen Shapiro: No prominent GOP figure ever questioned Obama's legitimacy 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for 0,000 at auction MORE does not.

"In an election as important at this, we must choose the candidate who has a proven record of bipartisanship and reforming government, and that's John McCain," Rothschild said in a statement. "We can't afford a president who lacks experience and judgment and has never crossed party lines to work for meaningful reform. Amid tough economic times and foreign policy concerns, we need someone who is ready to lead. Although I am a Democrat, I recognize that it's more important to put country ahead of party and that's why I support John McCain."

Rothschild was also a member of the Democratic National Committee's platform committee. She had harsh words for Obama during a CNN interview in July.

"This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don't like him," she said. "I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him."

Rothschild, also known as Lady de Rothschild, is a former corporate lawyer, CEO of her own international holding company and the wife of British banking magnate Sir Evelyn Rothschild.