The story notes that Gingrich has raised as much money as all of his potential rivals combined and sits atop the polls for the Republican presidential nomination.
Whether he earned that money or his fans contributed threw it at him, it doesn’t matter. Money follows money.
Sheesh, if all you had to do was invent a past and present it to the public, along with a couple of million dollars and some well-crafted words, I guess anyone could run for office.
Let’s see: The Huffington Post reported in March that US millionaires are thriving, in spite of the recession.
As of 2009, the US counted 7.8 individuals earning between $1-5 million a year. There was an additional million earning more than that, plus at least 793 people scattered around the world bringing in more than $1 billion, with most of those folks making that kind of money in the good ole US of A.
It takes a certain kind of person to command such earning power. Power, I think that’s the key word here. So, when you have that many people accustomed to power, with that much money in their pockets, what else should we expect when elections roll around?