Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quotation for Today: The Moneyed Interest and Mitt Romney

The role of money -- post Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision -- is the focus of the quotation for today.  What does money say about a political candidate?
His [Republican presidential wannabe Mitt Romney] campaign’s fund-raising total of nearly $75 million by the end of February dwarfs those of his Republican rivals, and that’s not counting the coffers of the super PAC supporting him. The two treasuries combined fuel a spending juggernaut.
But they also hammer home the image of him as the designated frontman of the moneyed establishment: Mammon’s missionary.
Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni's comments are part of his op-ed, Mitt's Rich Predicament," where he examines the effects of money on the Romney presidential campaign.

Bruni, Frank. "Mitt’s Rich Predicament." The New York Times 10 March, 2012: online edition. 

Related information:

Mitt Romney's One Percent World.

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