2. Somebody thought that they could game intrade by
buying a lot of rMoney's intrade stock to raise the value of Mitt and lower it for Obama. It worked for a short while since the Intrade market corrected itself to a more realistic chance of an Obama victory. The dude spent around $17k to try to pull it off as I understand.
He should have looked into if it was feasible, but apparently didn't.
The idiot could have done better if he had just given the money to charity, but he is a republican supporter so he must not have a heart or brains.