Tipping point? Wall Streeters who backed Obama in '08 "throwing money" at Romney
Tipping point -- or insurance against a truly bat guano crazy Repub candidate?
Is Wall Street's view that Romney will be better for them than Obama? Some of the comments in the article reveal hurt fee-fees among the very rich. Dastardly of Obama to back Dood-Frank.
The Uber-Wealthy are used to being fluffed, not dissed, even in small ways. Perhaps another reason societies with great income disparites begin to spin apart?
"Everybody I speak to is on the same boat — disappointment," said the source, who contributed to Obama three years ago and is now backing Romney.
The executive said he and others on Wall Street have taken exception to Obama's rhetoric about the wealthy, especially because the president has asked rich donors to fork over $35,800 to his reelection efforts.
"It's not healthy for rich people to feel maligned," the executive said.
Whoa! "Nice little presidency you have there. Be too bad if something happens to it...."
Too bad Obama didn't govern for the good of the entire nation; he might have been invincible if he'd done just some things to help the vast numbers injured by the Big $hit Pile Meltdown. But, alas, he felt he had to protect the ruling monied class. It will serve him right if the Wall Street Gang Banksters turn on his sorry ass.
My feeling has been that when the Street money decides where to spend its money, that's who will win the presidency. The Repubs right now have two strong fundies fighting over the evangelical vote, Perry and Bachmann, both of whom speak like pretty dim bulbs when they're not on script; Santorum and Kain are scrabbling to stay in the race and perhaps get a cushy FOX news slot afterwards. Huntsman is not gaining much traction -- so far.
Romney, right now, has the "reasonable" Repubs lead. No wonder there are local rumors former R NY Gov. George Pataki might enter the race.
Romney vs. Obama? If the Big Money and the MCM work for Romney, Obama will probably be a one term prez. And given how he's thrown so much of the Dem base under the bus, it won't be easy to get the Unterbussen worked up to work for him.
I still don't know how the MCM is really going to go, but my guess is it follows the Big Money. And this Hill article may be an indication of where the Big Money is going.