President Obama recruited the former Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine to help him fundraise for his re-election campaign, according to the NYPost.
The main news is that Corzine has been working on Obama’s 2012 campaign for months. IE: He hosted a fund-raiser at his Fifth Avenue home for Obama. He’s attended secret meetings with Obama, and he organised a meet-and-greet at the Four Seasons for key finance-industry execs and Obama’s new chief of staff, former banker Bill Daley.
But the Post also has these 2 tidbits:
Success could resuscitate his political career with a top post — such as treasury secretary or a key ambassadorship — if there is a second Obama term. Obama campaigned heavily for Corzine in his failed re-election bid, calling him “our Wall Street guy.”
Obama using the term “Wall Street” even somewhat endearingly is surprising. Corzine as a possible Geithner successor isn’t so surprising because it makes sense, but it’s the first time we’ve heard his name thrown into the ring.