The Candidate of Wall Street
In the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, inquiring minds want to know which candidate for the presidency in 2012 has thus far amassed the largest amount of donations from the “plutocrats” of Wall Street? Barack Obama of course!
As a result, Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all of the GOP candidates combined, according to a Washington Post analysis of contribution data. The numbers show that Obama retains a persistent reservoir of support among Democratic financiers who have backed him since he was an underdog presidential candidate four years ago.
Obama’s fundraising advantage is clear in the case of Bain Capital, the Boston-based private-equity firm that was co-founded by Romney, and where the Republican made his fortune. Not surprisingly, Romney has strong support at the firm, raking in $34,000 from 18 Bain employees, according to the analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
Hunting with the hounds and running with the foxes. Although in this case most of the foxes don’t appear to mind.
Cynical minds might conclude that Occupy Wall Street has less to do with actual protest of Wall Street and more to do with simple partisan politics aimed at anyone who thinks that Obama and his economic policies have been a class one cluster disaster for this country. Protests are usually aimed at the party in power. Not in this case, where the protests are aimed at the opponents of the party in power. “Fight the power!” being transformed into “Fight for the power!”.