Liberal billionaire George Soros has donated $1 million to Priorities USA, the super-PAC backing President Obama's reelection, two sources with knowledge of the donation confirmed to The Hill.
The donation comes as a shift for Soros, who'd donated to other pro-Democratic super-PACs earlier this year and has long bankrolled a number of liberal grassroots organizations — but had yet to give any money directly toward supporting Obama this cycle.
According to reports, Soros has been less than thrilled with Obama at times, and after Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2010, he told other big-time Democratic donors that they "should start looking somewhere else" to donate. He did, however, donate $1 million in May to American Bridge, a Democratic opposition research super-PAC digging up dirt on Republicans including Mitt Romney.
Later Thursday, Soros adviser Michael Vachon also confirmed the donation. ...The Hill
Something about the way the Soros has played "no-I-won't-yes-I-will" makes me think he's a little petulant. Not enough nights in the Lincoln bedroom or something like that.
Fortunately, he is also contributing to Congressional Dems.
I hope there will be an autopsy of the 2012 campaign. My impression is that we might want chuck the candidates and install the Obama campaign team in the White House.