“I think you always have to put country first so I think it’s very, very important that for–not only for us but for in particular our kids and grandkids that this election come off with Mitt Romney and Ryan as president and vice president,” Mr. Johnson said when the show’s hosts asked him whether he’d prefer a winning season for the Jets or a victory for the Republican ticket. Continue reading “Jets Owner Is More Worried About Mitt Romney Than His Football Team”→
Last February, back when Rick Santorum shocked Republicans with a string of primary victories and the once-inevitable campaign of Mitt Romney was teetering on collapse, Woody Johnson held a private meeting in his office in Rockefeller Center.
Mr. Johnson is the heir to the Johnson & Johnson family fortune, the owner of the New York Jets and, over the past year or so, the head of Mr. Romney’s fundraising efforts in the political goldmine that is New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The meeting was one of several he had held over the course of the campaign with those whose names had shown up on campaign finance filings for some of the other GOP hopefuls, donors who had cast their lot early on with Tim Pawlenty, or Herman Cain, or Rick Perry.
Just when Mitt Romney appears to be down on his luck, his finance team comes into save him.
Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets and the one Mr. Romney’s top donors, convened a meeting of a dozen or so top unaffiliated Republican financiers this afternoon to urge them to get behind the candidate who most Republicans think is their best candidate to take on Barack Obama.