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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Republican Candidate Mitt Romney to Fundraise in London during the Olympics

Olympic athletes have been training years to take center stage in London for the Olympics.  That same Olympics where politics is checked at the door for two weeks or so I thought.  I was wrong -- the anointed one of the Republican wealthy donors, Mitt Romney, has decided to fundraise in London during the Olympics. Must admit the words I would like to use are not words I would put on a website.

This is beyond tacky but is also an affront to the Olympic movement which is about the athletes not some politician who wants to raise money on the backs of the athletes by taking advantage of the Olympics to fundraise for his campaign.  Already thought he was an arrogant jerk who is all about himself -- this shows that to be true.  Have never been so sick and tired of a candidate and his campaign as I am with Romney.

Didn't help with all the campaign commercials for Romney in Colorado when I was there for over a week returning last night.  The number was way over the top funded by the Americans for Prosperity (Koch Brothers) and frankly in poor taste.  Colorado has had the worst wildfires in their history and then the storms brought flooding along with some mud/rock slides where the mountainsides have lost their vegetation due to the fires.  Who wants to watch the same negative Romney ad which seems to be the only thing he can do?  Rain was coming down in torrents at my daughter's with flooding on the street almost up to my bumper and the ad before the news was the negative Romney ad that had been running all day. Must admit I thought the Obama ads were much better but maybe it was because there were less.  At least not all his ads were negative like Romney's.  I am so happy that I do not live in a Battleground state.  If I NEVER see another Romney ad, it will be too soon.

How did Romney take over the Republican Party which seems to be a hostile takeover from people I have talked with who are furious at the powers at be in the GOP and especially Karl Rove who is rumored to be the mastermind?  This is the perfect example of why Romney should never have been the nominee.  The people from Great Britain and the Olympic Committee are not going to be happy that he is now fundraising during the Olympics and bringing politics right into the Olympics.

Read his list of people hosting this and ask yourself why is anyone supporting Romney?  If I hear one more Republican tell me that he is better than Obama, then they are refusing to see just how bad a President he would be as he was so secretive as the MA Governor shutting himself off from the legislature.  Do they honestly think that he would be different and that anyone but the Mormon Church and huge donors could control him?  Not happening -- he is bought and paid for by the Mormon Church and the huge donors who are going to want payback.  Look what happened when Obama went after Wall Street bigwigs -- they turned on him and went to the vulture capitalist Romney.

The people who are turning into pretzels to support Romney must be cringing about now when they find this out and look at the sponsors.
Romney to fundraise in London during Olympics 
7/10/12 9:53 PM EDT 
Via the Boston Globe, Mitt Romney will take advantage of his time across the pond for the Olympics with a pair of London fundraisers:
On the eve of the Olympic Games, Mitt Romney is planning two separate fundraising events in central London hosted by a variety of banking industry officials, according to copies of the invitations obtained by the Globe. 
The events involve a reception – at a cost of $2,500 per person – and a high-dollar “private dinner with Governor Mitt Romney” that will cost from $25,000 to $75,000 per person. Both events will be held at a location in “central London” that has not yet been named. 
The Globe reported last week that Bob Diamond, who resigned as chief executive of Barclays bank, was no longer co-hosting one of the fundraisers. 
But still among those hosting the events is Patrick Durkin, a registered lobbyist for Barclays, which has been at the heart of a rate-fixing scandal. Durkin, who has been a top Romney bundler, is one of seven chairs for the reception and among the 13 co-chairs for the dinner.  (my bold)
Others involved in hosting the events are Dwight Poler, managing director at the European branch of Bain Capital, the firm Romney founded; Raj Bhattacharyya, managing director at Deutsche Bank; and Dan Bricken, a managing director at Wells Fargo Securities. 
Among the others involved are Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets; Eric Varvel, the chief executive officer of Bank of Credit Suisse; and Gregg Lemkau, who is the Goldman Sachs head of mergers and acquisitions for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
Source:  Politico 

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