Skip to comments.Romney Donors Out in Force in Hamptons
Posted on 07/08/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. A woman in a blue chiffon dress poked her head out of a black Range Rover here on Sunday afternoon and yelled to an aide to Mitt Romney, Is there a V.I.P. entrance. We are V.I.P.
No such entrance existed. The line of cars waiting to enter a Romney event at a waterfront estate here had reached 30 deep, testament to the Republican candidates fund-raising might on a weekend when he is expected to haul in $3 million in the Hamptons.
Laura R. Schwartz of New Jersey, the woman inside the Range Rover, complained that Mr. Obama had not visited Israel as president, a slight to the country, in her eyes. I dont think he is good for Israel, she said. Mr. Romney, she said, is a fresh face.
A few cars back, Ted Conklin, the owner of the American Hotel in Sag Habor, N.Y., long a favorite of the well-off and well-known in the Hamptons, could barely contain his displeasure with Mr. Obama. He is a socialist. His idea is find a problem that doesnt exist and get government to intervene, Mr. Conklin said from inside a gold-colored Mercedes as his wife, Carol Simmons, nodded in agreement.
Ms. Simmons paused to highlight what she said was her husbands generous spirit: Tell them whos on your yacht this weekend! Tell him!
Over Mr. Conklins objections, Ms. Simmons disclosed that a major executive from Miramax, the movie company, was on the 75-foot yacht, because, she said, there were no rooms left at the hotel.
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The Hamptons; huh? Hot Dog!!! Looks like Romney is going to carry New York. (Tongue is planted firmly in cheek.)
He doesn’t have to carry NY, just take OBs donors will be enough. Obama’s donations are drying up.
Pray for America
Up until a few months ago, we kept hearing about the much-ballyhooed "billion dollar" campaign that Obama was going to run. Well so far, with respect to fund raising, the Romney team has been matching Obama dollar for dollar and then some.
There are still ways for Romney to blow this election, but lack of money will not be one of them.
Obamas donations are drying up.
What happened to that Billion dollars they were supposed to raise for the Obama 2012 Campaign???
The money that Romney picks up in the Hamptons doesn’t have to be used in New York.
Yeah; I know. That was why I said “Tongue is planted firmly in cheek.”
It doesn’t seem to be ‘happening’ for The Won this time:
I dont actually believe this report from the Hamptoms. This is a blog connected with the NYT and it is reported as a leftist’s dream of what might happen... too many stereotypes in the story.
This story is, IMHO, a lie.
Not that the NYT has ever been party to lies instead of reporting.
Not so. Don't be fooled by the hype. Obama Has More Cash on Hand Than Romney
"President Obama and his campaign team are apparently fibbing to donors. Virtually every day, the Obama team sends out desperate emails complaining that theyre running behind Mitt Romney in the money race. But according to OpenSecrets.org, thats simply not the case. As of May 31, 2012, Obama had raised $255,162,109. Hed spent $109,718,115. That means he had almost $110 million in cash on hand.
Mitt Romney, by contrast, had raised $121,023,126; hed spent $104,036,499. He had just under $17 million in cash on hand. So Obama had raised nearly twice as much cash as Romney as of May 31, 2012, and had about six times as much cash on hand.
Obama hasnt reported his June figures; Romney reportedly raised in excess of $100 million. People have supposed that the reason Obama didnt release his figures is that he didnt want to look like he was coming up short against Romney. In fact, the opposite may be true Obama may be raising scads of cash, but wants to continue pressing a message of urgency into the donor base.
With June being a big wedding month O might have raked a ton of cash in from his wedding gift call....haaa!
Now this I believe.
What about the $100 million in “soft money” Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas promised to send to the Romney campaign?
I would have loved to been a fly on the wall when Obummer heard the news.
think he got any $$$ from Barney Frank’s guests? Ron Perelman supporting Romney ? Color me surprised.
I don’t believe it, either, chickensoup. That would be considered tres gauche in Texas & moneyed Texans are known for saying some pretty outlandish things. Among the NE elite, it’s inconceivable.
I think the NYT/ this dumocRat shill is projecting.
This sounds more like the way hustlers/ trash talk in a Jack Kerouac or Patrick Dennis novel. (Who does *that* remind us of?)
Patrick Dennis novel.
YOU KNOW PATRICK DENNIS?
Of course not! (I think he passed away well before I read Auntie Mame) But I love his work. I didn’t care so much for his last books (in fact, I didn’t finish either Paradise or Little Me. Paradise was anticlimactic & LM was just plain sad) The best one is Joyous Season. (If you haven’t read it, DO NOT eat or drink while reading it. It’s hysterical!)
If I were these people, I would not have been giving a reporter my name. Makes the work of the Troika so much easier.
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