Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Comments to "Barack's 30 Minute TV Special Tonight"..
I inadvertly posted the "Barack's 30 Minute TV Special Tonight" without the comment portion attached. So if you would like to comment on that post, comment here instead. Thank you and Saaaarrrrrrrryyyyy
10/29/08 - 3:16 p.m. ~ Holly said, I think the reason McCain is making a big deal about this is because they both agreed to use public funds to finance their campaign, which is how every candidate has ever done their campaign in the past 32 years. But in June Obama changed his mind and decided to go with private funding. From my limited understanding of this issue, lobbyists and other donors to the campaign can weigh heavily on his decision making once he is in the office because of their huge contributions and by using public funds, it outlaws lobby contributions. And a side note, it outlaws lobbyist contributions because of the McCain/Fiengold bill that was put in place in 2002 because of all the corruption.
Now this doesn’t mean a whole lot to me personally, but I think it’s important to state that McCain isn’t bitching for the sake of bitching, it’s a legit cause to him and other politicians who feel (or say they feel) that corruption in campaign funds is a big deal. I always think transparency and following the law is the way to go. And if you’re doing shady things that could surface later, well all I can say is “I’m glad I didn’t vote for you”.