Obama's campaign raised a record $745 million. . . about a quarter of Obama's fundraising came from people who contributed less than $200, the same share as George W. Bush four years earlier, according to the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute. Donors who contributed at least $1,000 filled nearly half of Obama's coffer. And the five companies whose employees donated the most to Obama were respectively: University of California, Goldman Sachs, Harvard University, Microsoft Corp and Google Inc. [emphasis added]
Such a tight, tiny, high-powered circle: University of California; Harvard; Barack Obama, J.D., Harvard Law (1991); Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfin, Harvard (1975), J.D., Harvard Law (1978); Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Harvard (x1977); Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Ph.D., University of California (1982).
Recall it, the excitement! A philosopher-king, one of their own, ruling the world’s most powerful nation. The dream did come true in 2008.