Remember that sack of money with eyeballs that single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's campaign afloat for months after everybody else gave up on him? Well, his name was Sheldon Adelson, and he's been mourning the death of the impoverished "middle-class" candidate's primary campaign by sinking $10 million into Mitt Romney's general election campaign. (From what I understand, that helps.)
Oh, wait. You think that's a lot? $10 million? That's just the part of the iceberg that sticks out above the water that makes you think it's the whole thing but is really just one tiny little fraction of it. What's it called? Oh, right, the $10 million of the iceberg…
Adelson, who has built Las Vegas Sands into an global casino empire, will do "whatever it takes" to defeat Obama, this source says. And given that Adelson is worth $24.9 billion–and told Forbes in a recent rare interview about his political giving that he had been willing to donate as much as $100 million to his initial presidential preference, Newt Gingrich–that "limitless" description telegraphs potential nine-digit support of Romney.
Adelson, this source continues, believes that "no price is too high" to protect the U.S. from what he sees as Obama’s "socialization" of America, as well as securing the safety of Israel. He added that Adelson, 78, considers this to be the most important election of his lifetime.
Thank god we have patriotic billionaires around to donate massive amounts of money to campaigns of their choosing and save us from Obama's "socialization" of America. Can you imagine how heartbreaking it would be to see any one person with undue power tipping the scales to undermine the basic tenets of democracy?
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