That America, preparing in two weeks to elect a new House of Representatives and replace a third of the Senate, is riddled with conservatives who consider Obama a socialist horror show is hardly a secret. But if some dismiss disciples of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party as ignorant "wing-nuts", they should know this: their views are but nothing compared to what wealthy, highly educated conservatives think.
It might not be surprising that America's wealthy would vote against the country's left-wing party. But what is striking is that Mr Broadhead and his ilk are having a real impact on this election, and proving a significant drag on the President, who has been repeatedly hammered by Republicans for failing to help entrepreneurs. These are people who have access to politicians, and the money to influence them.
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