Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Meet the guy letting Ted Cruz run for president

Thank you, money.
Meet Ted Cruz's sugar daddy.

[Robert Mercer], a reclusive Long Islander who started at I.B.M. and made his fortune using computer patterns to outsmart the stock market, emerged this week as a key early bankroller of Mr. Cruz’s surprisingly fast campaign start. He is believed to be the main donor behind a network of four “super PACs” supporting Mr. Cruz that reported raising $31 million just a few weeks into his campaign. [...]

Mr. Mercer does not have the name recognition of fellow Republican financiers like the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson, but he has spent more than $15 million since 2012 in support of conservative political campaigns and causes, donating to a number of candidates who had never even met him.
You cannot run for president without a sugar daddy. Unless, like Mitt Romney, you are your own sugar daddy. Newt had his Adelson, and the Koch brothers have raised many a candidate from larva to legislator, and Ted Cruz can run for president only because a hedge fund manager somewhere in America has given him his blessing.  READ MORE

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