Danville's 'Sully' -- A Registered Republican -- Donates $5K to Obama

Affluent Californians donate to presidential campaigns and the famed pilot and Danville resident was one of them.

Large donations from affluent Californians are heading toward presidential hopefuls and President Barack Obama.

The Mercury News wrote a report on some of these larger donations, including $2 million to Obama from DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The report also listed Univision CEO Jerry Perenchio donating $2 million to electing a Republican while PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel donated $900,000 to Ron Paul.

A local boy showed up in the report. Famed pilot -- and Danville resident -- Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed in the Hudson River after the plane hit a flock of geese, knocking the engine out, donated $5,000 to Obama's campaign.

From the Mercury News:

Retired airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who became a hero when he successfully landed in New York's Hudson River, gave Obama $5,000. The Danville resident is a registered Republican.

If you could donate $5,000 to a president campaign, which campaign would you donate to and why?

RWCook February 14, 2012 at 07:28 AM
I would donate as I have, not $5k, to Rick Santorum. But that's not the point. The article is trying to highlight an R that crossed the aisle to support Obama. In doing so, you are either on board with his policies or oblivious to them...
Terry Parris Jr. February 14, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Me? I would disagree with tha assesment. But headlines are often like Rorschach tests.
Carolyn February 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Totally agree!
Carolyn February 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM
It's nice people even have the money to donate. I'd like to see someone get in who of lets you write off more than the little percent for your medical if it is all out of pocket expense. Anyone that doesn't pay for their medical has no idea how bad it is.
Dan Perez February 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM
That's what democracy is all about folks-- being free to vote without duress. In my view, one should not be beholden to any political party. Once you do that, they take you for granted. I'll vote for whichever candidate I feel has the best ideas and ability to govern, and the person could be in either political party.


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