By Jack Engelhard
Apparently, the love of money is the root of all politics.
I thought we were broke…so broke that China has become our Sugar Daddy…so broke that our president bows to the king of Saudi Arabia.
So where is all this money coming from and where did the recession go?
A few weeks back George Clooney held a fundraiser that netted Barack Obama $15 million – this on top of the nearly $200 million Obama already has stashed away for his Second Coming. (The exact figure is $196, 909, 097, as of March, per NY Times.) I imagine that Romney also has some money coming in, plus his own wealth, but nothing compared to the incumbent.
In case you think this is a rant against one single candidate, Obama, no, it’s about finding and funding the best president money can buy…either party.
The Times and others are joyful, telling us that these figures prove that Obama is as popular as ever. Yes, money talks and yes, money measures love.
If greed is good, it’s especially good when it comes to purchasing high office.
I used to think that we’re supposed to vote for the wisest man or woman in the land. I was wrong. We vote for the money.
Who is most qualified? The man who strikes it rich!
Romney raised about $600,000 at a Trump gala, which means he’s less qualified to be president, I suppose.
Show me the money and, congratulations, I’ll show you our next president.
Going back to that Hollywood fundraiser, certainly these were all celebrity donors, properly Liberal and properly sensitive to the poor…so $15 million! Imagine if these contributors to the Obama campaign had, instead, gone to the poorest neighborhoods around LA and distributed that money one thousand dollars at a time going house to house!
Now that would have been Liberalism in its truest sense.
So maybe it’s not about feeding the poor as much as it is about feeding a president.
Again, if we’re so broke, where did that other $200 million come from…not from China. No, it came from regular Americans who have MONEY to spend and rather than spend it on the needy, the widow and the orphan, they chose to spend it all on one man. I guess this makes sense, though I can’t figure it out.
About the author: Jack Engelhard’s breakthrough novel (and film) “Indecent Proposal” is once again available on Kindle here, as is his thriller on media corruption “The Bathsheba Deadline” here. Website: www.indecentviews.com