Romney's secret billionaire bash

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    PARK CITY, Utah — It was the kind of image Mitt Romney has sought to blunt during his campaign for president: a prodigious display of wealth.

    At a private retreat this weekend, major Romney campaign donors quaffed 1927 Port they'd brought in for the occasion, mingled in the lobby of a posh resort called the Chateaux at Silver Lake and watched an aerial display of Olympic ski jumpers.

    Billed as a "senior leadership retreat," the three-day gathering in Deer Valley was a reward for the wealthy GOP donors who have fueled Romney's fundraising, giving at least $25,000 each or raising at least $100,000 by June 18. Many of the more than 700 who attended had donated much more.

    The campaign is counting on these supporters to raise $500 million of its $800 million fundraising goal, according to one top fundraiser. The retreat is part of a meticulous effort by the campaign to keep its biggest supporters personally invested in the candidate as he hurtles toward November.

    "They're our major investors," a senior Romney adviser said, declining to speak openly because of the campaign's desire for secrecy.

    Romney hobnobs with mega-donors | Nation & World | The Seattle Times
     
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    The retreat was closed to the media, in keeping with Romney's secrecy about who is raising money for his campaign. He has declined to release the names of bundlers, those who collect funds from others on behalf of the campaign. Romney was not seen in public except when he waved at reporters from his motorcade.

    It was a busy weekend for top conservative donors. In addition to Romney's retreat, the billionaire Koch brothers were hosting a private gathering in Carlsbad for wealthy political givers. And the Republican Jewish Coalition — whose board includes casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and other top GOP money men — is having its summer bash at a Beverly Hills hotel Sunday.

    Romney hobnobs with mega-donors | Nation & World | The Seattle Times
     
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    And?

    When Obama "hobnobs' with millionaires and billionaires in the homes of Clooney and other actors like Sarah Jessica Parker, while on the taxpayer dime, is it newsworthy to you?

    Do you think they drank Kool-Aid, BoonsFarm strawberry wine and ate roman soup?
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    Dammit Cafe, It was fun watching Chris play with himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How long til Chris posts he dosent talk about rich people negatively? I love have liberals do this
     
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    Chris is just pissed that Romney is out raising his boy by about two to one. If the foo was on the other shit, he'd be pointing at how bad a job of fund raising Republicans are doing.

    Hey Chris! :finger3:
     
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    If it is secret, then how do you know about it? And it doesn't sound like the writer is in the loop with Romney's campaign, so this is just the start of an excuse when Obama loses. I think some are trying to make this about money the way they did with the Wisconsin election.

    Meanwhile, Obama continues to hobnob with the wealthy and the libs bragged months ago about how he'd have around a billion dollars at his disposal for the election campaign. But, that was okay and something to rub in our noses. When Romney does well, you whine and cry.
     
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    Strange how that works, eh? What of the fact that Obama outspent McCain ironically 7 to 1 in some areas? The same number they accused Walker of outspending his opponent in Wisconsin.

    I tried to rep your post above but I am out of rep for the next 24 hours, so I owe you!!
     
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    What's the fun of money if you can't use it?
     
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    $25k is peanuts;

    As George Clooney Throws Obama A $40,000-A-Plate Party, Meet The Billionaires Opening Their Wallets - Forbes

     
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    So secret is it all over the interwebs....
     

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