George Soros Sours on Obama

Tells other donors their money may be better spent elsewhere
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2010 5:50 PM CST
George Soros speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in September.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Plenty of President Obama's supporters are disappointed after the midterms in his performance, but this one in particular has very deep pockets. Here's the quote attributed to progressive-minded billionaire George Soros: "We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line. And if this president can't do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else." Sources tell Sam Stein of the Huffington Post that Soros voiced his complaints to like-minded donors yesterday in DC.

Soros also said he's "used to fighting losing battles but doesn't like to lose without fighting." Ouch. A Soros adviser didn't dispute the sentiment but tells Stein that doesn't mean Soros wants a primary challenger. "Mr. Soros fully supports the president as the leader of the Democratic Party," he said. "His comments were made in a private, informal conversation that was about the need for progressives to be more forceful in promoting their agenda." Click here for more.
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