In ’05 Investing, Obama Took Same Path as Donors

By MIKE McINTIRE and CHRISTOPHER DREW (NYT)

Published: March 7, 2007

Less than two months after ascending to the United States Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors. .. ..

This reminds me of the Clintons when they first busting into the national stage, charming, idealistic and poor. You’re not going to see Michael Bloomberg pocketing a $100k here and there. Should the voters support a candidate with limited financial means? Well, I think they’re more easily to be in someone’s pocket, this is the least thing we wanted from our public officials. And the explanation is just to make the matter worse.

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