According to recent reports, billionaire leftist George Soros has committed his support to Ready for Hillary, a political action committee designed to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Soros’ political director Michael Vachon said the famed investor “is delighted to join more than one million Americans in supporting Ready for Hillary,” indicating the move “is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing.”
As a member of super PAC, Soros is required to make at least $25,000 in contributions — either through personal donations or fundraising efforts — to the organization organized by supporters of the former First Lady.
Ready for Hillary executive director Adam Parkhomenko said the PAC is concerned with “giving her the time to make the decision” regarding a White House bid while “knowing that there’s an operation out there of grassroots supporters who are organizing.”
Though it might seem odd to mention Soros in the same breath as a grassroots campaign, he is just one of several wealthy donors involved in the PAC.
The group is also involved in other campaigns, according to spokesman Seth Bringman, who said its “strategy is to amplify what Hillary is doing and promote the candidates she is out there advocating for.”
Thus far, Clinton herself has not been involved in the goings on of Ready for Hillary, though plenty of her former political allies and personal friends occupy positions of authority within the group.
The likely 2016 candidate has previously stated she wants to align herself with more grassroots efforts instead of other super PACs such as Priorities USA. That organization was instrumental in Obama’s re-election campaign and also counts Soros among its supporters.
Having such a radical ideologue as a vocal supporter might resonate with the extreme left in Clinton’s camp, though the outrageous policies Soros has endorsed in the past will only proliferate Clinton’s image among much of the U.S. as an out-of-touch elitist.
B. Christopher Agee
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