There are lot of quotes from people who say thay are “taken” with Obama….
hundreds of people who gave at least $200 to Bush’s 2004 campaign have donated to Obama.
Among them are Julie Nixon Eisenhower, the granddaughter of the late GOP president Dwight Eisenhower; Connie Ballmer, the wife of Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer; Ritchie Scaife, the estranged wife of conservative tycoon Richard Mellon Scaife and boxing promoter Don King.
They mention his 2004 Convention speech, the Iraq war, dissatisfaction with the way the country is going, and the need for change.
But look deeper into the story and you’ll see quotes like this:
“There is a large block of Republicans, particularly economic conservatives, who just feel that the Republican Party in Washington completely let them down” by failing to control spending and address other problems, Corrado said. “The Republicans have really given these donors no reason to give.”
Do they think that Obama will do the job that Bill Clinton did? Or do they think he will be even more willing to cut the types of programs they want to cut by making deals with Republicans…namely, the social programs already crippled by Bush? Or, do they believe he will co-operate with Republicans to PRIVATIZE Social Security, which Clinton opposed, and further weaken Medicare??
And how many of these donors really are thinking this, mentioned in passing at the bottom of the article after reams of glowing comments from the “little folks” who claim they are Republicans now in love with Obama?
Some converts declined to give any hint of their reasons.
“I consider that to be a private matter,” said Jeffrey Leiden, a Glencoe, Ill., cardiologist who’s a former president of Abbott Laboratories’ pharmaceutical products group.
Corrado said he thinks some of the ex-Bush donors have given to Obama to hurt Hillary Clinton — a suspicion confirmed by Henry Corey, 86, of Bronxville, N.Y., a longtime GOP donor.
He said he gave Obama $250 because, “frankly, I wanted to be sure that someone nudged Hillary Clinton aside. I think she’d be a disaster.”
I think it’s the “economic conservatives” and the “fear Hillary crowd” who are really driving this…it’s just my gut saying this. Am I really supposed to believe that Julie Nixon Eisenhower and the wives of Microsoft execs and Scaife are giving to Obama because they are “progressive”? These people all expect something from Obama and they are comfortable with him because they think he will enable their agendas…Republican agendas. Are they all really altrustic? I doubt it…At least Leiden, the former president of an Abbott Labs group, though not specific, is giving us a hint…