For John, BLUF: It isn't the amount you contribute, it is if you agree with my politics. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This last weekend's New York Times Magazine had an article on big money in politics. In this case about billionaire being willing to drop $50 million in the current election. The title is "How Billionaire Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties". The author is Mr Jim Rutenbergoct.
In August, Tom Steyer and seven campaign advisers sat in a small conference room in Coral Gables, Fla., trying to figure out how to save the world. Steyer, who is 57, has a fortune of roughly $1.5 billion, and his advisers were among the most talented political operatives in the United States. Steyer is especially concerned about climate change, and his immediate goal, the object of discussion that day, was to replace the sitting governor of Florida, Rick Scott, a Republican who has questioned the very existence of anthropogenic climate change, with Charlie Crist, the previous governor, whose environmental views hew more closely to Steyer’s.Think of the outrage if Mr Steyer was supporting Governor Scott.
Regards — Cliff