The big boys are confident that Sen. Marco Rubio has locked up the Republican nomination. But who’s locked up Rubio?
We all know who Marco Rubio is, we've also read of his loopy repetitive style, as reported from Saturday's debate.
What was Marco Rubio thinking Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire? Why would he repeat the same canned talking point four times, even after Chris Christie accused him of constantly repeating his canned talking points?But Paul Singer...?
Paul Elliott Singer (born August 22, 1944) is an American hedge fund manager, investor, philanthropist and political activist. He is the founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, what the New York Times terms an "activist hedge fund", and (via his Paul E. Singer Foundation) a prominent New York based philanthropist.
In 2015, Forbes rated Singer's net worth as $2.1 billion. In 2015, Singer was 327th on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, 1006th among the world's billionaires, 350th of American billionaires, and the 16th highest earning hedge fund manager. His investment style has been described by the Washington Post as either "an activist investor" or a "vulture capitalist".
Singer is active in Republican Party politics and is a staunch supporter of gay rights since his son came out in 1998.
From Greg Palast's piece (do read the whole article for context)
...But The Vulture has a problem: Hillary Clinton. As Secretary of State, Clinton went to court on Argentina’s side and body-blocked every ugly attempt by The Vulture to savage Argentina.
Singer is screeching. A President Hillary would cost Singer billions. (As would a President Sanders, a stalwart foe of vulture financiers.) To counter Hillary, The Vulture hatched a Senator: one Marco Rubio. Senator Rubio has made several ethically dubious attempts to bully the Treasury and State Departments on Singer’s behalf.
That failed, so Singer has decided to put the anti-gay martinet Rubio into the White House. (Singer’s son is married to a man—but hey, to Singer, a feast of billions means more to him than family.)
Yet Singer knows you can’t put a Rubio in the Oval Office by winning the most votes. No way. Changing demographics doom almost any GOP candidacy.
The only way to take the White House is to block the vote of millions of voters of color.
So this guy is trying to buy the presidency via Marco Rubio? I'd like to take a look at Singer's natal chart. It'll have to be a 12 noon chart as time of birth is unknown.
Born 22 August 1944 in New York City
Oh look! His natal Sun is on the same degree of Leo (29) as Donald Trump's ascendant, and conjunct Fixed Star Regulus!
What a tightly bundled chart it is too. That's evidence of determined focus, and we don't have to guess in which direction Singer's attention has been for most of his life.
Four personal planets plus Chiron all in meticulous Virgo, with Moon somewhere in Libra, whatever his time of birth. Virgo can be meticulous in many ways, not all of them virtuous it seems.
I'm going to leave the rest of the astrological to Jude Cowell at Stars over Washington - she wrote about Singer in December 2011.