George Soros may be known as one of the world’s leading political donors, but the Hungarian born hedge fund manager who has spent most of his life living and working in New York as a financial specialist has actually only played a major part in two Presidential elections in the U.S. Soros has only looked to play a part in the elections where he feels the U.S. has been put into jeopardy by the standard of the candidates seeking the nomination on either side of the political spectrum. Politico reports George Soros has always been placed on the liberal side of the political spectrum and has always sought to make sure his role in any political situation is based around the protection of human rights; the work done by George Soros in the political world has taken place in the 2004 and 2016 Presidential elections where he believed the Republican candidates were threatening the security and stability of the U.S. and the wider world.
During the 2004 election cycle George Soros set out to assist Democrat John Kerry in defeating the sitting President George W. Bush who Soros believed was placing the world in general in peril with his decision to drive the U.S. towards war in Iraq; Soros himself has always been an anti-war supporter and felt the decision to push for a conflict was one that had been taken in a way that was not properly thought out. In his battle to help Kerry overcome President Bush Politico reports Soros called the election a matter of life and death that must be won by the Democrat.
Parallels can be drawn between the 2004 election and that of 2016 where George Soros explained he believed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a far better choice for The White House than eventual winner Donald Trump. Soros financed the Clinton campaign to the tune of around $25 million, which is less than the $27 million he donated towards the campaign of John Kerry. Despite losing the 2016 election the Democrats have now looked to George Soros to help develop plans and policies for the future that he hopes will aid the party in regaining control of legislative bodies across the U.S. Visit bigthink.com to know more about George Soros.
The future of the liberal leaning voters and supporters of the Democrats have seen many of the causes they have held dear for many years publicized by groups financially backed by George Soros. During the 2016 election Politico explains George Soros donated around $1.5 million each to a number of groups, including a Planned Parenthood support group; feminism and the right of a woman to choose have become major parts of the work of George Soros who provided a further $1.5 million in support for a Super PAC backing candidates supportive of abortion rights.
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