Skip to comments.Romney: 'I'm independent of Wall Street' ('cept for those other guys)
Posted on 01/08/2012 9:07:11 PM PST by STARWISE
Mitt Romney sought on Friday to dispel any notion he is undesirably close to Wall Street, but said his business experience prepares him better than his rivals to be president.
"I'm independent of Wall Street," the former Massachusetts governor told Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook in an interview. "By the way, I haven't ever worked on Wall Street. They were service providers to the business I was in, I was not in a Wall Street firm, although I was in financial services broadly."
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JP Morgan honcho Jamie Dimon, once a fat cat ally of President Obama, seems to have strayed to Republican contender Mitt Romney.
Dimon, a lifelong Democrat who was rumored to be on Obamas short list for treasury secretary before he settled on Tim Geithner, met privately with Romney on Tuesday morning before a fund-raiser at Brasserie 8¹/2 hosted by Highbridge Capital, a JPMorgan-owned hedge fund.
Dimon, who was spotted in a discreet one-on-one discussion with Romney, cannot publicly endorse a candidate because he sits on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. But he donated to Democratic candidates in 2008 and privately supported Obama.
I think Romney could at least split Wall Street with Obama, which is something McCain really didnt do, said Charlie Gasparino, a reporter for Fox Business News. None of the expected bank presidents showed up to a recent fundraiser for President Obama, he added.
Romney has established himself as the Wall Street favorite for the Republicans, and Gasparino said Romneys moderate reputation and experience working on Wall Street have helped seal his position. Tea Party candidates for president dont have much of a chance getting significant backing from the banks, Gasparino explains in this video.
Mr. Romney, a co-founder of Bain Capital, will spend time at the sprawling Park Avenue apartment of his former rival and sometime deal partner, Stephen A. Schwarzman, the co-founder of the Blackstone Group. He will also be toasted at the Waldorf Astoria by James B. Lee Jr., vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase, who helped orchestrate many of the private equity industrys biggest deals, along with a smattering of other senior executives from the bank.
The $800,000 plus he has received from WS bankers this year, even more than Obama. The rest of the GOP field, combined, received just over $100,000.
I have always disliked Willard as a candidate because he just comes across as a practiced politician without any passion for core beliefs; now, I begin to get a whiff of the liar in him.
Somewhere else on FreeRepublic, someone posted a quote from Willard's wife. She said he could argue any side of the debate equally well and make people believe he really meant it--but said he didn't really. I doubt she said it recently, but it is there in the annals.
Seems like an absence of women in Romney’s business world.
I’m certain the demonic-rats are chomping to highlight this “little” matter.
Perhaps good women belong at home in the kitchen.
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Romney is speaking out of the side of his mouth again. LOL!
What a lying sack of cr@p this guy is.
Romney’s leading contributors:
Goldman Sachs $367,200
Credit Suisse Group $203,750
Morgan Stanley $199,800
HIG Capital $186,500
Kirkland & Ellis $132,100
Bank of America $126,500
EMC Corp $117,300
JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250
The Villages $97,500
Vivint Inc $80,750
Marriott International $79,837
Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250
Bain Capital $74,500
UBS AG $73,750
Wells Fargo $61,500
Blackstone Group $59,800
Citigroup Inc $57,050
Bain & Co $52,500
Maybe he never worked on Wall Street, but he may have attended meetings on Wall Street. It is likely that he has never walked on Wall Street, as his limo stopped next to a sidewalk on Wall Street.
Yep, just the straight-shooter we need to replace “You Lie” Obama!
BTW “Mitt,” keep talking and your foot will soon be in your mouth along with your mitt.
Sister Wives for Romney? lol
It amazes me that people can say with a straight face that Romney’s electable. A guy in a photo like that is not electable. If, God forbid, Romney gets the nomination, Democrats will make sure that photo is burned into every voter’s memory.
Talk about a distinction with no difference. Obama will make mincemeat of this waffling, faux-conservative phony if the Republicans are foolish enough to nominate him. By the time of the general election, Romney will be seen by most of the electorate as the most evil capitalist who ever lived.