German automakers make substantial donations to American politics, with VW supporting Obama, while Mercedes is supporting Ron Paul.
According to the Washington Center for Responsible Politics BMW offered $2, 000 to Ron Paul, $2,200 to Mitt Romney and $7,500 to Obama. Volkswagen has also offered $2,250 to Obama and nothing to support Ronmey in his campaign. All the donations were made by individuals. Mercedes-Benz on the other hand offered $2,603 to Ron Paul, and $1,250 went to Romney and nothing to Obama. Porsche was the one who made the smallest donations, offering $2,500 only to Obama.
It was a really tight and tough race, with both Obama and Romney close to victory. But the one Americans chose for the second time was Barack Obama who said that this election was the last time his name was to be seen on a ballot, while for Romney the election meant a 6-year fight for presidency, as his run for the nomination in 2008 was unsuccessful.
“While our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” the clearly fired-up president told the crowd.