Its well known by now that the republican candidates each had a billionaire backing them (aside from perhaps, santorum – I can’t recall) during the primaries.
If the sugar daddies get their way in November, we know what it means for the country. But itâ€™s equally worth contemplating what will happen if they donâ€™t. Obama is talking the talk of the two Roosevelts, whose reformist zeal and political courage helped bring America back from the brink after the privileged plundered it in the Gilded Age and the Jazz Age. But if he is willing to take on those interests as forcefully as they did, he has yet to show it in his actions and governance. Unless and until he does, itâ€™s hard to see how the sugar daddies could lose over the long run, even if Obama wins on Election Day. They have, after all, only just begun to spend.