Forbes echoes the report that Sheldon Adelson has now given $10 million to a Romney superpac:
A well-placed source in the Adelson camp with direct knowledge of the casino billionaire’s thinking says that further donations will be “limitless.”
Adelson, who has built Las Vegas Sands into an global casino empire, will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Obama, this source says. And given that Adelson is worth $24.9 billion–and told Forbes in a recent rare interview about his political giving that he had been willing to donate as much as $100 million to his initial presidential preference, Newt Gingrich–that “limitless” description telegraphs potential nine-digit support of Romney.
Adelson, this source continues, believes that “no price is too high” to protect the U.S. from what he sees as Obama’s “socialization” of America, as well as securing the safety of Israel. He added that Adelson, 78, considers this to be the most important election of his lifetime.
Why won’t the Democratic Party turn Adelson into the Koch Brothers? Why won’t it politicize Adelson’s foreign policy extremism? Because the Democratic Party doesn’t actually oppose Adelson on his issue, Israeli expansion. And remember what Adelson said, he would prefer that his children serve in the Israeli army to the American one, and he regrets his own service in American uniform. All we care about is being good citizens of Israel.
Update: McCain says that Adelson’s money is “foreign” money, from the casinos in China.