I think the very rich like Obama because he'll relentlessly try to make the Government bigger, and keep adding ways for government to stick it's enormous nose in the business of every American. For the rich, this means they are the only ones with the resources to seriously influence government action and policy. People of lesser means cannot overcome regulatory hurdles to successfully start new businesses, nor can they successfully lobby government for redress. No one will ever be successful or elevate their financial condition to the next class by getting a welfare check from Obama, but the rich will get richer with his politically-motivated grants and contract awards. Oh yeah, the rich Democrats love that all the way to the bank.