Morning Mix: Mitt In the Bedroom, In the Boardroom

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.



Photo credit: Jessica Rinaldi


Robert H.
Robert Hamm6 years ago

DUH like ALL the other super pacs??? There is nothing odd about this in any way. EVERY politician does it. Obama DOES by every source I have read get a lot more individual donations.

But because Obama is a Chicago trained politician his donations will appear as "bundled." That way, we won't know where it came from.....

Geoffrey Y.
Geoffrey Y6 years ago

hey, Democratic party is not the party for poor. mixed up poor or rich is easy, but Obama is not "St." as you like to be. it is just a joke with anyone lined to Wall Street. No every Wall Street pro is "bad", not every jobless is "good". it has nothing to do with their moral with their society status.

Rob Keenan
Rob Keenan6 years ago

Maybe Mitt would have better treated the mother's personhood if she was a corporation.

Frances C.
Frances C6 years ago

Someone as usual doesn't have their facts straight.. doesn't even have any facts. Obama Has had small donations from a million donors like myself. Look it up!

Diane O.
Diane O6 years ago

Yes, of course, this is a ROBIN thread LOL!! Here's one of the sentences she posted:

"In comparison, President Barack Obama has raised less that $300,000 from those groups in the same time period." I guess the words "in the same time period" should be noted here.

Obama is raising $1 billion....who do you honestly think he's getting it from? People out of work? LOL! He is getting it from the unions, large corporations, banks, Wall Street and from out of the country. But because Obama is a Chicago trained politician his donations will appear as "bundled." That way, we won't know where it came from.....

Bruce Kunde
Bruce K6 years ago

Yea, Better not bring up politics or it will bring up OBama's past church affiliation.

Marianne C.
Marianne C6 years ago

Romney is getting his campaign funds form the groups who expect him to bow to their profit lines, not to the needs of the people.

In the same time period, Obama raised over $1.5 million in contributions from private individuals. I'm a bit surprised that isn't in the story.

the Other RobertO
Robert O6 years ago

Romney is such a BS artist. It is painful watching these guys contort themselves around the truth. It seems like almost every good thing they say turns out to be a lie, and every rotten thing they do turns out to be our truth. Calgon - take me away!

David L.
David L6 years ago

We all forget this is a man who, through hostile corporate takeovers, caused thousands to lose their jobs, busted unions, and forced good American companies to go bankrupt. This man is evil and this article is far too nice. This is a man that should be in jail but instead is running for president; unfortunately, the laws of this country (written by lawmakers voted in by corporations) no longer require ethical behavior in business. Wake up people. There is a reason there is an Occupy Wall Street, and he is one of them...

Sharon A.
Sharon A6 years ago

Once again, RELIGION HAS NO PLACE IN POLITICS.....Underwear or no underwear.... dont give a rat's *ass.

His POLITICS concern me. He doesnt seem to have any except for winning the war on women and making his rich buddies even richer after they help get him elected. Just like every other damn teapublican candidate wanting us to remain a corpocracy....

Please, cant we kick them out of our bedrooms and wombs??? Wherever they care to worship, meditate, bow, chant or whatever....LOTS OF US DON'T CARE.....We DO want to know what they are gonna do about jobs, homelessness, medical care, education, wars, environmental disasters.....that would be a start....................