What happened yesterday was a historic election, but I wonder if there isn't something that we're all missing. The biggest 'tell' for me was how comfortable, happy, and relieved Mitt Romney appeared in his gracious concession speech. I'm beginning to think that the extraction of $1.2 billion from donors wasn't a side effect of running the campaign, but perhaps it was the intention all along. Think about that Mother Jones article by Corn...details after the orange being with two backs.
In http://www.motherjones.com/... David Corn discusses the money quote (literally)
Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit…This kind of "harvesting" of companies, extracting money from the workers, owners, their pensions, their assets -- this harvesting requires somebody with intelligence, foresight, and absolutely no morals or compassion whatsoever. Mitt Romney fits that description perfectly.
Perhaps he saw an opportunity with this election process. He could raise over a billion dollars of other people's money, and spend it enriching himself and his friends. The time scale is about right, he started running for president six years ago; and has worked singlemindedly on that all that time.
At some point, Adelson and the rest are going to figure this out; that they were being taken for a ride...I can't wait.