Wow. Even employees of General Electric, the nearest thing to a business President Obama can actually bring himself to approve of (and one he’s singularly avoided brow-beating in public), are switching to the other guy:
. . . GE and its employees have moved from supporting Obama and the Democrats to Romney and the Republicans this year. In the 2008 cycle, GE employees gave Obama’s campaign $530,000 – five times the $102,000 that they gave Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). This time, the advantage has flipped.
Romney has taken in $135,450 from GE employees – four times the $38,032 that Obama has secured, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. GE’s political action committee also has given more to Republicans this year than Democrats. In 2010 and 2008, Democrats received more. [Emph. added]
What a world. If the GE people don’t even see the value in their employer being a White House proto-crony, what exactly is the point? This is the kind of thing that gives corporatism a bad name. . . .