Warren Buffett is supporting Clinton for 2016.
In a move that should surprise no one, Warren Buffett is investing in Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. Buffett got rewarded for his Barack Obama investments, so there is no reason he would not continue his practice.
The media pretends to be surprised that Buffett “broke” his own “rules” about campaign finance. Thus, International Business Times reports, “Warren Buffett Gives Money To Hillary Clinton 2016 Campaign Group, His First-Ever Super PAC Donation.”
Warren Buffett has broken his own rule. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO gave the maximum amount allowed to a super PAC in support of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. Although the billionaire has given hundreds of thousands to political party committees and candidates, this is Buffett’s first donation to the type of committee he once shunned – independent political groups aligned with a candidate or campaign that can set their own limits on donations.
The story insists on reporting all this as some kind of dramatic change of mind on the part of Buffett. Another interpretation would be that Buffett had never thought through what he was saying and was never as committed to the principle as he claimed to be. He has now donated $25 thousand to Ready for Hillary.
The “Wizard of Omaha” has been a Clinton supporter since her run for Senate in 2000. Most recently, Buffett said he would bet on Clinton taking the Oval Office in 2016. “Hillary is going to win, yeah,” he said at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in October. “I will bet money on it. And I can’t do that easily.” Buffett, the world’s third-richest man, also told CNN that no one is “better qualified” to run the country than Clinton.
“I like what she believes in. … I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs,” Buffett told CNN in an interview, during which he also said that donating to super PACs is “wrong.”
Yes, they do indeed share core beliefs—including a commitment to worldwide population control, with baby-killing as part of that.