Romney = President Goldman Sachs 2.0

The usual suspects have their sticky little fingers all over the supposed alternative to Obama too:

When Bain Capital sought to raise money in 1989 for a fast-growing office-supply company named Staples, Mitt Romney, Bain’s founder, called upon a trusted business partner: Goldman Sachs, whose bankers led the company’s initial public offering. When Mr. Romney became governor of Massachusetts, his blind trust gave Goldman much of his wealth to manage, a fortune now estimated to be as much as $250 million.

And as Mr. Romney mounts his second bid for the presidency, Goldman is coming through again: Its employees have contributed at least $367,000 to his campaign, making the firm Mr. Romney’s largest single source of campaign money through the end of September. No other company is so closely intertwined with Mr. Romney’s public and private lives except Bain itself.

I know I am shocked, SHOCKED, to learn that there is gambling taking place in the Washington establishment. It will be interesting to hear how all of the Romney Republicans who rightly deride Barack Obama as President Goldman Sachs will respond to the news that their favored candidate is owned by precisely the same corporation.

And it’s not as if Newt Gingrich is any better, being a Freddie Mac tool. You can complain about Ron Paul’s shortcomings, real and perceived, all you like. But the fact of the matter is that if you don’t support him, you are supporting more of the exactly the same thing that Obama is presently providing.

One could, of course, argue with the numbering system. There is a reasonable case to be made that George W. Bush was actually President Goldman Sachs 1.0, courtesy of his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson.