'Obama Doesn't Need You Anymore'

Sam Smith, writing for Progressive Review:

Once a politician can't – or won't – run for reelection, that politician's key constituency changes dramatically: from the people who cast ballots to the people who pay former politicians big bucks to do their will.

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This helps to explain such disturbing appointments such as Jacob Lew, formerly of Citibroup, as Secretary of Treasury and Walmart Foundation president Sylvia Mathews Burwell as budget head. When Citigroup and Walmart are supplying two of your top financial officials you are in real trouble.

Astute and well-stated, as usual, by Smith. That said, I'd take Obama any day over Romney. Clearly, Obama is the lesser of the two evils, but that's not saying much. It's further proof that Democrats and Republicans, at their core, aren't radically different from one another.