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September 8, 2012

Obama’s top 5 contributors are the University of California, Microsoft, Google, DLA Piper and Harvard University. Romney’s top 5 contributors are Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America & Credit Suisse.

 

Follow the Obama Money & Rmoney.

Sick of all those fundraising emails in your inbox? Whether liberal or conservative, remember: small donations from citizens are far better for democracy than a $10 million check from a Koch Brother, or any one donor. The power of the people should be equal: one vote.

As for the title: “Obama’s top 5 contributors are the University of California, Microsoft, Google, DLA Piper and Harvard University. Romney’s top 5 contributors are Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America & Credit Suisse.”

I recently read an article that the Obama campaign is struggling this time ’round to get Wall Street donations because of Obama’s (too mild) new regulations following our national, Wall Street-leveraged financial collapse. Romney has no such problem.

Liberals ought to be too savvy to make perfect the enemy of the good. This is politics, and Obama has done much with litter fair weather liberal support.

 

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Bonus: from President Obama’s recent, landmark Reddit AMA, where he called out Citizens United and suggested a constitutional amendment:

What are you going to do to end the corrupting influence of money in politics during your second term?

 

[–]PresidentObamaObama[S] 2443 points ago

Money has always been a factor in politics, but we are seeing something new in the no-holds barred flow of seven and eight figure checks, most undisclosed, into super-PACs; they fundamentally threaten to overwhelm the political process over the long run and drown out the voices of ordinary citizens. We need to start with passing the Disclose Act that is already written and been sponsored in Congress – to at least force disclosure of who is giving to who. We should also pass legislation prohibiting the bundling of campaign contributions from lobbyists. Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn’t revisit it). Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change.

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Also, check this out: five of the top six SuperPacs are pro-Romney, anti-O. Also, Sage, if you’re reading this, check the average size of donations and the spread. Click link for much more than this:

Finally, Mitt’s top “three” (really, two) donors dwarf Obama’s biggest donors, by farrr:

  • Bob J. Perry
    Houston homebuilder who was a major financier of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004.
  • $5.0m
    Sheldon Adelson
    Billionaire casino owner and Newt Gingrich’s longtime friend and patron.
  • $5.0m
    Miriam Adelson
    Physician; wife of Sheldon Adelson.

 

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