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    Changing My Presidential Prediction

    I was thinking lately that the upcoming election would be a Obama victory and it wouldn't be close. After looking at the donation numbers so far I'm inclined to change my mind to a Romney victory.

    When Obama won the election his main contributors were Wall Street and so far during his tenure he's done well to placate his oligarchical overlords.

    Now it's Romney who's getting the financial support of Wall Street. Here's Romney's top 13 contributors so far...

    Goldman Sachs $499,430
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $322,400
    Morgan Stanley $281,350
    Credit Suisse Group $277,250
    Citigroup Inc $267,050
    Bank of America $213,650
    Barclays $207,400
    Kirkland & Ellis $206,701
    HIG Capital $188,500
    PriceWaterhouseCoopers $179,550
    Blackstone Group $175,550
    Bain Capital $146,500
    Wells Fargo $128,700

    As for Obama, he's getting financial support from the IT/educational/media sector. Here's his top 13 contributors so far...

    Microsoft Corp $188,643
    DLA Piper $151,375
    Google Inc $139,030
    Morgan & Morgan $127,895
    Harvard University $126,962
    University of California $125,880
    Comcast Corp $114,950
    Skadden, Arps et al $100,324
    US Dept of State $87,995
    Time Warner $80,062
    Stanford University $78,503
    Sidley Austin LLP $75,275
    National Amusements Inc $74,834

    For Contrast, here was GW Bush's 2004 top 11 contributors...

    Morgan Stanley $603,480
    Merrill Lynch $586,254
    PricewaterhouseCoopers $514,250
    UBS AG $474,325
    Goldman Sachs $394,600
    Lehman Brothers $361,525
    MBNA Corp $350,350
    Credit Suisse Group $326,040
    Citigroup Inc $320,820
    Bear Stearns $313,150
    Ernst & Young $305,140

    Romney

    Obama

    Bush (2004)

    So I'm all in for Romney in 2012.

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    I don't have a crystal ball (oh, that I did), but your analysis makes sense, DS. I'll buy it. Who knows?


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    If you're right DS, the rich will get richer; and the poor will get poorer. In other words, nothing will change, and things will go on as they have for the last hundred years give or take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judee View Post
    If you're right DS, the rich will get richer; and the poor will get poorer. In other words, nothing will change, and things will go on as they have for the last hundred years give or take.
    I don't think the past 97 years have ever been as bad as the last three have been with that illegal alien in the White House! God forbid we might get a full 8 years of that socialist! I fear he would be the end of the good old USA as we have known it.

    Oops. We are not supposed to get political on IW, but I am afraid, very afraid.

    As it looks at the moment, I thinking and praying for Santorum. We still have a lot of time to go until next November, however.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dera View Post
    I don't think the past 97 years have ever been as bad as the last three have been with that illegal alien in the White House! God forbid we might get a full 8 years of that socialist! I fear he would be the end of the good old USA as we have known it.

    Oops. We are not supposed to get political on IW, but I am afraid, very afraid.

    As it looks at the moment, I thinking and praying for Santorum. We still have a lot of time to go until next November, however.
    One thing that upsets me is that the GOP contenders are "killing" each other and giving "fodder" to Obama to use against them when the one- on-one fight begins.



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