Obama Courts Wall Street With American Dream

Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 02:13 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama headed to New York City Wednesday in what was seen as an attempt at damage control and to win back some Wall Street dollars for his 2012 run — and he stacked up dollars like the food on the plates at the $35,800-a-head dinner in Manhattan.

Barack Obama, New York, Wall Street“People are worried about the future of the American dream,” the president told the 60 campaign donors at the dinner in the home of former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, the former head of Goldman Sachs, The New York Times reports.

“Everybody here almost by definition has lived out that American dream,” he continued. “The question is, will that same story be told by our children and grandchildren? Will it be told by the folks who do all the work here in New York City and across the country, washing dishes?”

Obama reportedly is worried that the Wall Street community is shifting away from him as the economy continues to be battered.

“Democrats are hoping that Mr. Obama can make peace . . . with Wall Street, where financiers have expressed increased alienation with the party and the White House after the oratorical pounding they have taken for their part in the financial crisis that began in 2008,” Helene Cooper writes in the Times. “Several hedge fund managers who supported Mr. Obama in 2008 now indicate that they will support the Republican Party in 2012.”

The dinner ended a day that started with a news conference at the White House announcing his decision to release his long-form birth certificate, followed by a flight to Chicago to explain that decision during the taping of Oprah Winfrey’s show for Monday, followed by the flight to the Big Apple.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Hundreds Paddle out for Surf Icon Hobie Alter

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 18:50 PM

Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory. Alter, w . . .

San Francisco Probe Leading to Entrapment Claims

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 18:42 PM

The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor, and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operativ . . .

Poll: Veterans Not Happy With President or Obamacare

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 18:02 PM

Most veterans and active-duty members of the military believe the United States is heading in the wrong direction, do no . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved