How Much Does The Presidency Cost?
Here’s the list of top campaign contributors for Mitt Romney and the last two elected presidents. Notice there are lots of similarities there, some appearing on all three lists, like:
Citigroup (bailed out by government in 2008)
Goldman Sachs (bailed out by Fed in 2008)
Morgan Stanley (bailed out by government in 2008)
UBS (bailed out in 2008)
Are we seeing a pattern here? Maybe it’s about that time to do something about this whole campaign funding thing
One surprise in the graph: Bank of America wasn’t on the Obama list in 2008 and JP Morgan wasn’t on the list for Bush’s win in 2004. Guess they made the wrong bet that year