What’s the Matter With Manhattan?

Maggie Gallagher turns the question around upon the smug wealthy liberals. Juicy part:

The very rich are disproportionately strong social liberals, whom Bill Clinton persuaded could safely vote for Democrats. Obama’s attacks on private equity and the 1 percent are making them think anew: Why should Manhattan vote their values against their pocketbooks?

Manhattan (metaphorically speaking) is thinking hard about that:

In 2008 Obama carried the majority of the rather rich — those making $200,000 or more per year — earning 52 percent of the vote, which was 17 points more than John Kerry in 2004. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Obama trailing among the more modestly affluent — those making $100,000 or more — 49 percent to 43 percent.

Raul Fernandez, part owner of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, donated $30,000 to Obama in 2008. He told The Washington Post last month to count him into the “anybody but Obama” camp. “They paint (wealth creation) with one big brush,” Fernandez told the paper. “They are truly trying to make it evil.”

Ms. Gallagher has other demographic dynamics that spell doom for Agent Zero.

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