http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/06/the-gop-is-using-support-for-uber-as-a-fundraising-pitch/ The GOP is shrewd to pitch such a tech start-up for their fundraising. There is a strong libertarian streak amongst younger developers, entrepreneurs, and other techies who, while they despise the GOPs social conservatism, may appreciate it's support of business. They certainly aren't going to lose any votes by supporting Uber and they may even pick-up a few. Me, I like new ideas and new business models no matter who supports them. Although I've never used them, I think Uber is a forward-looking company with a great business model. Only time will tell if they can resist the inevitable government assault.