Obama-friendly CEO gave to Paul Ryan
August 21st, 2012
07:42 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama-friendly CEO gave to Paul Ryan

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Is it possible to love both President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan?

Marc Benioff says yes. And the outspoken tech CEO is backing his words with campaign cash.


Filed under: Fundraising • Paul Ryan • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "My approach to politics is that I'm not a Democrat or a Republican. I'm an American and I always support candidates I think are great for the country,"
    I'll co-sign that sentiment sir.

    August 21, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  2. Ed1

    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.

    It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills.

    It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's

    reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally.

    Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today

    onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

    Americans deserve better."

    ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

    August 21, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. Malory Archer

    It's called hedging your bets. A lot of people from both sides of the aisle do it to garner favor with the winning campaign.

    August 21, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  4. Republicans - "The Not Intended to Be Factually Accurate" Party

    Hopefully the man is an intellectual and, after delving into Ryan`s viewpoints a bit more he will do the decent, human thing and throw up.

    August 21, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  5. enuff

    Donate to every single campaign. That way, your bases are covered and you will own a piece of every single politician in office. Politicians can be bought.

    August 21, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  6. Pete

    He's smart betting on all the favorite horses in the race,how can he lose.He's just not competent enough even as a CEO to think outside the box and stick his neck out publicly for one candidate,it might hurt business and relations in business as well...

    August 21, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |

    Akins and ryans and the Gop platform at the convention are one and the same ,only a Gop idiot would vote for romney the tax cheat and Ryan atkins Gop bafoons parry ticket ,they should run in Iran or somila !!!!

    August 21, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is his money and shows that Americans aren't so connected to one candidate, party or ideology.

    August 21, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |