Wall Street gets it. And Wall Street Democrats, in particular get it.
Hillary Clinton has been postponing fundraisers with financial executives ahead of the New Hampshire primary. But don't expect folks on Wall Street to be offended that Clinton is distancing herself from them. In fact, they see it as smart politics and they understand that Wall Street banks are deeply unpopular, particularly with the Democratic primary base voters, according to a survey of several prominent Wall Street Democrats by CNBC.
"Everybody knows how the world works," said one Democrat working at a Wall Street bank. "If you take offense to that, you're really unsophisticated."
For Hillary supporters on Wall Street, the focus is very much on keeping Bernie Sanders — who they see as much, much, worse for Wall Street — away from the Democratic nomination for president. "Democrats like me say: 'Do what you need to do to get in the seat,' " said the Wall Street Democrat.