Much has been made of the supposed falling out between President Obama and Wall Street since he was elected. What started out as beautiful bromance quickly appeared to devolve into public insults and both sides saying stuff like “he never mattered that much to me,” when you know such was not the case. Many have wondered if the anti-business rhetoric will drive the executives into the arms of another man. Apparently the answer is no. While some wounds are still open and there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in order for everyone to trust each other with his heart, it’s at least looking like they still want to be together.
For all the money that banks are steering to the GOP this midterm election, once tomorrow’s vote is over we can expect them to kiss and make up with the president who’s brought them billions in profits while the rest of the country has continued to struggle…The occasional dressing-down notwithstanding, the president and his administration are still seen by many on Wall Street (and Main Street) as being on the side of Wall Street. Or as one senior J.P. Morgan executive told me recently under condition of anonymity: “We may be pissed at Obama, but when it comes down to it, he was pretty good for our business.”
We’re not back to chest bumps in the Oval Office yet, but we’re getting there.