Campaign 2012Campaign 2012

Must Read

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite


TIME: Class War 2012

Why Both Parties Are Flying the Anti-Wall Street Banner

Author: Michael Scherer
February 2, 2012


TIME's Michael Scherer comments on the class-based sense of injustice that is now roiling all sides of the ideological spectrum.

Newt Gingrich ended his campaign against Mitt Romney in Florida with the same message strategy that Romney's senior advisers had used in another Republican primary two years earlier: Attack Goldman Sachs. There was a good reason.

Amid the orange groves and senior centers, the successful investment bank served as Gingrich's red meat for the right. "You look at Goldman Sachs, which was the number one funder of Obama; now they're the number one funder of Romney," he told CBS News, just a day before the polls closed. "I think it's pretty easy to make the case Romney is the guy who will manage the decay."

Full Text of Document

More on This Topic

Foreign Affairs Article

The Right Stuff

Author: Byron York

This past January, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives held their annual winter retreat at a waterfront resort in Cambridge,...

Foreign Affairs Article

A Woman of the People

Author: Michael Tomasky

Talk of the Republican Party’s internal divisions has become a staple of the American news diet. Battles between the conservative...