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From The Wall Street Journal:
When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, no major U.S. corporation did more to finance his campaign than Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
This election, none has done more to help defeat him.
Prompted by what they call regulatory attacks on their business and personal attacks on their character, executives and employees of Goldman Sachs have largely abandoned Mr. Obama and are now the top sources of money to presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican Party.
In the four decades since Congress created the campaign-finance system, no company's employees have switched sides so abruptly, moving from top supporters of one camp to the top of its rival, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of campaign-finance data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. [read more]I used to think it odd that Big Finance would finance Bigger Government, but the Obama administration has done more in 4 years to expose the graft and inbreeding between the two than any other U.S. presidency. This is not a matter of political philosophy; it is a matter of opportunity to put one's hand in the till [almost wrote "mitt" but thought better of it].
The question is: is the turnabout at Goldman Sachs somehow supposed to make me feel better about Mitt Romney? I'm satisfied that Romney is a better alternative than Obama already. Having one of Obama's buddy corporations switch sides doesn't make my leg tingle.