Billionaire financier George Soros, a major Democratic donor, is backing an effort to persuade former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Soros, 83, has pledged $25,000 to political action committee Ready For Hillary, the largest and best-funded independent group backing a potential Clinton candidacy. The wife of former President Bill Clinton would be widely viewed as the favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination if she decides to run.

“His support for Ready for Hillary is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing,” said Soros spokesman Michael Vachon.

Soros’ pledge puts him on the PAC’s National Finance Council, along with several other major Democratic donors and officials, the group said.

Persuade her? Who the hell else are the Democrats going to run, Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep?

Also, it is beyond precious that the MSM is trying to say the involvement of the biggest astroturfer in politics has a strong belief in grassroots.

One last thing: these two may have been separated at birth.

A combination photo of billionaire financier George Soros and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton