From Politico comes the story of the Super PAC billionaires:
Adelson, a Las Vegas casino mogul, has written a $5 million check ““ and has considered giving much more ““ to a so-called super PAC backing Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.
Huntsman, Sr., who made his fortune at the helm of an eponymous chemical and manufacturing company, reportedly has invested millions in a super PAC supporting the presidential bid of his son, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.
And Friess, a Wyoming mutual fund master, acknowledged to POLITICO that he is a major financial backer of a super PAC supporting Rick Santorum called the Red, White and Blue Fund and is preparing to give more, but declined to say how much he has given or plans to give.
Oddly, Rick Santorum, the guy who tied Romney in Iowa, then blew his advantage in New Hampshire, doesn’t have a Super PAC, even though he’s the most logical conservative candidate alternative to Mitt.
It reveals the emotional connections and the nonsensical strategy in play.