One interesting tidbit that has come out of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s new fundraising numbers is that he has been very well-liked by Wall Street. Very well liked.
According to the new financial disclosures, Romney has raised $1.5 million in funds from bank executives, hedge funds, and private equity firms. In comparison, President Barack Obama has raised less that $300,000 from those groups in the same time period.
Romney definitely needs the additional financial support, though. Just the amount of money he has spent on private air travel in the 3rd quarter has been almost a quarter of a million dollars. And that’s not counting commercial flights, too.
Also out this weekend, a look at Romney when he was a Mormon “lay leader” offering church advise to members.
One moment of spiritual counseling? Attempting to advise a mother of four who was told that she needed to terminate a pregnancy because it was endangering her life to not have the abortion. “Mitt has many, many winning qualities,” she is quoted as saying, “but at the time he was blind to me as a human being.”
Maybe she would have had more luck if she was a Wall Street executive.
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