Readers Comment on CEO Preference for McCain

Last Updated Oct 10, 2008 3:33 PM EDT

Yesterday I posted an item reporting that a Chief Executive magazine survey found that CEOs preferred Republican presidential candidate John McCain by a 4 to 1 margin.
Neither McCain nor Democrat Barack Obama got high marks for their positions on the economy, energy, the environment or education, however.

Looks like we hit a nerve here. At last count, the item had drawn 129 comments, the most I've ever had since I started blogging on BNET about six months ago.

The comments run the gamut of political coloring and some commentators are quite passionate. I'm really glad people think enough about the current times to weigh in. Some folks have even sent me e-mails.

Here's a sampling of the comments:

  • "Ummm, is this the best time to be quoting CEOs on their economic judgment?"
  • "Certainly CEOs of large corporations would favor McCain, they already own him and they would have to spend a lot of money to buy Obama."
  • "Wow. Thanks for the insightful breaking news! I'm shocked to find out that rich white guys prefer a republican."
  • "CEOs favoring McCain are like monkeys favoring bananas. Let's face it, if you were going to hand me $700k, I vote for you."
  • "The view from Canada, your largest trading partner, where I live: Bush sends shivers down our spines, and McCain is not far behind... militarism, nationalism, arrogance, corporate greed and financial crisis are what has given the US it's current reputation in the world at large, and the Republicans are to blame."
  • "I think your story should read, "CEOs think Obama would be a disaster for THEIR economy." Alas, they exist in rarefied air where most Americans who are suffering at their decades-long greed and amorality cannot or will not venture."
  • "In the U.S., corporations pay far more taxes than individuals. Also, the vast majority of corporate execs receive compensation in line with norms of their respective industry, so check your ignorant capitalist hating hyperbole at the door. The notion that corporations are screwing all of us in this free society we enjoy is the product of repeatedly telling ourselves lies."
  • "I will be glad when those old guys become extinct, they are impeding progress."
Keep them coming!