Friday, February 24, 2012

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES

Romney’s Wealth Emerges as Subtext in ‘Cadillac’ Remark
BLOOMBERG
By Brian Faler - Feb 24, 2012 
Mitt Romney is a wealthy man, as he keeps reminding voters, even if it’s unintentional.
 
In remarks today to the Detroit Economic Club, Romney highlighted his love of American-made cars by saying he owns a Ford Mustang and a Chevrolet pickup, while his wife, Ann, drives “a couple of Cadillacs.” Cadillacs retail for $36,000 to $74,000, according to Edmunds.com., an online auto market. One reason the Romneys may need multiple vehicles is that they own homes in Massachusetts and California, plus a vacation place in New Hampshire.

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Romney Donors Deliver 9-to-1 Over Santorum

Stemberg, now managing general partner at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Highland Consumer Fund, is one of 40 donors who have been underwriting Romney’s White House ambitions for almost a decade. Since 2004, they have made a combined $11 million in donations as a down payment on Romney’s political future. Stemberg’s stake, so far, is $100,000.
more: 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-24/romney-s-long-time-donors-help-deliver-9-to-1-cash-advantage-over-santorum.html 

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The Presidential Candidates Rake In Millions From Rich Donors, While Decrying The Influence Of Rich Donors
BLOOMBERG
By  Feb 22, 2012 
President Obama, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich all call super-PACs bad, but say "everybody's doing it" to justify using them.