The name George Soros is often associated with the highest levels of political giving available in the 21st century across the U.S., but many of those who feel the influence of donors like Soros is too great may be shocked to discover the hedge fund billionaire agrees with them. George Soros made his first major political impact as a donor during the 2004 Presidential election campaign when it has been reported by Politico the Democrat backed left leaning nominee John Kerry with around $27 million in campaign funds; this first major foray into the relaxed regulations of campaign funding in 21st century U.S. politics appears to have left a bad taste in the mouth of George Soros, who later went on to state he felt the influence of major political donors felt ‘odious’. One of the major aspects of the philanthropic work completed by George Soros since he made his first major charitable donations in 1979 has been to place the democratic power into the hands of people across the world and out of dictators and despots.
Many of the decisions made by George Soros in the buildup to the 2016 election season were taken with an eye on the recent history of U.S. politics and the personal feelings the Hungarian born octogenarian has towards the major political figures who have recently dominated the American political landscape. George Soros sat out many of the election campaigns of the 21st century in the U.S. after feeling he had little politically in common with President Barrack Obama, despite both men belonging to the Democratic Party; Soros would explain to the advisors of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he now wished he had backed the former First Lady in her bid for The White House in 2008. By 2016 Soros had backed the nomination of Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.
2016 not only saw the rise of Hillary Clinton as the leading contender for the Democratic nomination for President, but also brought out what Soros believes to be the worst traits in many of the Republican candidates for President. Long before now President Donald Trump came to power, George Soros had already been discussing the racist rhetoric of many of the Republican candidates, a situation Politico believes led to Soros becoming such a major part of the 2016 Presidential election campaigning season. In a bid to build on the friendship he has shared with Secretary Clinton for more than 25 years, George Soros used the privilege of an open door policy afforded him by the Presidential candidate to try and assist in the construction of policies that it was hoped would push the Democrat towards The White House. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.