Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton, Richard Branson, and the 25-Year-Old Wunderkind Dems Fell For
Posted on 02/02/2014 8:53:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
There's no better way to travel to Davos than on somebody else's Gulfstream. And that's how the Democratic operatives involved in Invest Again thought they were going to fly: They were going to go to Switzerland on a private plane owned by the heirs of the Goodrich tire fortune. They were going to meet with Bill and Hillary Clinton, and with Richard Branson, the Virgin Atlantic founder, who had supposedly pledged $12 million in seed money for their new organization.
Invest Again: It was a progressive organizer's dream. People quit good jobs to join the staff. Major Democratic strategy firmsBully Pulpit, a digital media shop founded by Obama campaign alumni; NGP VAN, which supplied software for President Obama's 2012 campaign; Fitzgibbon Media, whose client roster includes MoveOn.org, NARAL, and Julian Assangesigned on to create an issue campaign promoting science and science research, some with contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece. Bruce Kieloch, the Democratic fundraiser, and Kimball Stroud, the D.C. event guru, both deeply tapped into the world of high-net-worth Washington Democrats, had joined up as consultants.
There was a proposed budget of $30 million over the first 18 months, according to a draft of a campaign plan, with $4 million for staff alone.
And it was largely the brainchild of a 25-year-old wunderkind named Rory McCarron. Over the course of a few months, McCarron had turned a cocktail-napkin idea into a serious multimillion-dollar operation. It was impressive, and he was impressive: whip-smart and knowledgeable enough to make people want to join his cause, and likable and earnest enough to make people want to offer him a place to crash.
Not that he should have needed one....
(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...
“Mama H” was how he referred to his ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton? Can I say what he is and not get banned?
The author says it in the article and yes, you are correct.
Maybe I can make big bucks with Schadenfreude futures.....
....yeah...just like Al Gore made out with global warming.....
A walk on the wild side.
Folks wanting to be on a short list of “cronies” end up getting taken to the cleaners. I don’t feel sorry for them at all.
They eat each other.
It’s what they do.
So when they look at the rest of the world...
...that’s what’s in their eyes.
This article is fantastic. It is liberalism in a nutshell.
Fraud, deceit, homosexuality, ego... And in the end - implosion.
OK, you owe all posters to this list eyewash, or Salma Hayek pictures. One or the other. Fast.
That’s what you get when you are greedy and live in a fantasyland.
Wild side? Tell it to the King, Burger King, that is, where his mylife.com profile says he works. Nothing wrong with honest work, but if you have a 60,000,000 trust fund, then you are not likely flippin’ burgers. Great security screening there, Hi!!ary.
Fatty says what? Hilderbeast and Branson are both scumbag leftie liars.
Indeed. The deluded hubris of them all is amazing.
If it weren’t for the fact they had the media covering for all of them, they’d probably all be in jail or the loony farm.
All the street creed he needed was to be gay and claim to be in tight with the Clintons. When they were teaching at Arkansas University in Fayetteville the Dixon Street crowd was full of stories about their wild side.
Christie’s lil brother?