If money is speech, & corporations are people, the people have spoken.

Via on Feb 22, 2012

And apparently the old-fashioned definition of “people” don’t like Romney, though they give in equal proportion to the other GOP candidates, and overwhelmingly to President Obama.

So for all those liberals who thinks Obama has sold out, apparently he ain’t very good at convincing corporations of such.

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“As you can see, Romney is the clear anomaly by a long shot, raising nearly 90 percent of his total haul from larger contributions. By contrast, only around 40% of Obama’s donations are from individuals who have given more than $200 total and his smaller contributors alone raised more money in total than Romney’s entire fundraising operation. For the rest of the Republican field, the ratio is somewhere closer to 50-50…”

For more: Mother Jones via Wonklife via TPM.

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6 Responses to “If money is speech, & corporations are people, the people have spoken.”

  1. yogamatt says:

    where did you get this graph? all the graphs i have looked at show obama and all the rest of the candidates except Paul being supported by banks and corporations

  2. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Yogamatt‘s comment got me thinking.

    One, this chart doesn’t really seem to be about corporations.

    Two. Considering Santorum’s current surge and Gingrich’s earlier surge, it seems The People really do speak, even without much money.

    Three. Power To The People! Be careful what you wish for. The People want wars, all kinds of wars. Fighting wars, culture wars, wars against those not like themselves. And they want money. Money for themselves or their own group, cuts to others and their groups.

    Four. Ele people generally want The People! to have the power. But be careful what you wish for. The People are, as a whole, less intelligent and educated than Ele people. What you want is not likely to be what you’ll get once The People! have the power.

    Yeah, I know. One thought leads to another and pretty soon I’m WAY off track.

    G’ day!

  3. Lardown says:

    So, if you consider donations over $200 as corporate donations (I also don't see the connection there, but let’s roll with it) and Obama has collected $42.6 million in corporate donations… you don't consider it selling out to corporations?

  4. sordog1 says:

    Good chart. Corporate money and influence is affecting both parties, though. If it were not, we would have seen single payer health care instead of insurance reform. Gay marriage would be legal. Corporations would no longer be persons. The bankers and hedgefund guys who brought down the economy would be in jail or on trial. There would be no revolving door between Monsanto and USDA.

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