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Who will win the Adelson Primary"?

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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 02:29 PM
So the money has called and the candidates have come running!

US politics in a nut shell on display.

Adelson meeting with candidates

The gathering features several prospective presidential candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

But who will the Koch brothers support? Last election much was made about how these two supporters backed different horses and how that may have made the difference- at least in the primary race.

Perhaps even more important, Let's think about who ISN'T at the meeting....

Cruz, Paul, Ryan....

What does this say about the upcoming election and who will be getting the Republican election machine support?



LA Times

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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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US politics in a nut shell on display.

It's true, but there's very little evidence US citizens see or perceive this display. It's shameful.

posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 02:46 PM
reply to post by InverseLookingGlass

There is very little evidence that US voters perceive anything that isn't spoon fed to them in a 30 second blurb...

posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 02:58 PM

As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, along with wife Miriam, gave more than $92 million to campaign groups in 2012. 8iKzsY

LA Times

Talk is that Adelson will donate $100 million this election cycle. That's some serious juice! I am sure all the candidates are listening very closely to what he has to say.

posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 04:09 PM
Personally I don't have HUGE qualms with the Koch Brothers, they are big supporters of the Cato Institute, which have great policies that I almost whole heartedly agree with. I don't let a name dilute or poison a certain set of ideologies that I carry, if someone paid me to believe in what I believe in, that would be called working for myself. Thoughts?

As for Adelson, he is a major Israel firster and definitely someone that a Republican contender needs (someone who is weak and doesn't have a base and needs the money in exchange to be told what to do). I can only assume that Rand Paul probably didn't get an invitation because he is not an Israel-firster, I could be wrong though.
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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 04:12 PM
This quote is priceless...

“The bar for support is going to be much higher,” said Andy Abboud, Adelson’s top political adviser and an executive at the Adelson-run Las Vegas Sands Corp. “There’s going to be a lot more scrutiny.”

In other words "We're not going to waste our money on a nutcase like Gingrich again!"

“He doesn’t want a crazy extremist to be the nominee,” Chaltiel said. “He wants someone who has the chance to win the election, who is reasonable in his positions, who has convictions but is not totally crazy.”

Yeah? Good luck with that.

Despite the poor showing in 2012, Adelson told the Wall Street Journal after the election that he was not turned off of political spending — and in fact would devote even more resources in the upcoming cycles. “I don’t cry when I lose,” he said. “There’s always a new hand coming up.”

Let the AUCTION begin.

Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 04:17 PM
Thanks for caring enough to have an ideology to begin with! I wish there were more citizens who did. I don't have a problem with ideologies, they are kind of like opinions, everyone has one and...

No, my problem with this is that someone is given MUCH more influence on the election of my civilian leaders than most others simply because of how much wealth he has been able to accumulate in his life. I do not think this is the litmus test I would like used for that.

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