"Romney, who made millions of dollars heading the private equity firm Bain Capital, is skilled at extracting money from supporters.
His Wednesday midday event in Charlotte drew more than 100 people who paid between $2,500 and $50,000 each, netting his campaign about $1.5 million. That night, a somewhat larger crowd at a swank club overlooking Birmingham, Ala., generated more than $2 million, campaign aides said." (emphasis added)
I ask you, who cares THAT MUCH about who is President? Even at my most passionate, I have never yet cared enough about a political cause or candidate to fork out $2,500, much less $50,000 to support it or them. What kind of person does that? Well, first you'd have to be filthy rich. The only things I can afford to spend that much money on are food, healthcare, and my mortgage. Even then, no single grocery store bill is $2,500. Nor can I afford to pay that much to a hospital in one lump. $2,500 means a two-year payment plan, brother. So these have got to be incomprehensibly wealthy people.
Secondly, as stated in my prior post, The Puppet Presidency, the President doesn't really have any power at all to implement his own ideas. He is controlled by someone or something beyond his will. Well, to be willing to pay $50,000 to support a candidate, you've got to be expecting some direct and tangible return on investment to occur within the next four years. You're bidding to be one of the puppeteers who are going to make the marionette President dance. And I'm very sure that I, and most of my peers, can't afford to buy so much as a single string of that control bar.
And I love this: upon looking up the word "marionette", I have just learned that the term for a marionette's puppeteer is "MANIPULATOR".