Posted by Shawn on October 23, 2008 at 15:07:28
In Reply to: Re: How about that Colin Powell endorsement of Obama? posted by AC on October 22, 2008 at 20:11:53:
There is an issue, but it has yet to be investigated.
Two of Obama's grassroots donors used the fictional names "Doodad Pro" and "Good Will." They gave Obama more than $11,000 in increments of $10 and $25, according to Newsweek.
THere are other news accounts that have reported roughly 11,500 donors who gave a total of $34 million to the campaign. These donors may be citizens of foreign countries. They are not allowed to contribute to U.S. elections.
Barack Obama has continually said that he was bringing a new style of politics. He talks of having the most transparent campaign to date. He has, in fact, challenged other people on their transparency throughout the course of the election. However, regardless of repeated calls and questions in the media about his contributions and what he's done, he has refused, so far, to release any of his donors under $200 a person.
Why isn't the Obama campaign disclosing them? THe majority are probably legitimate, so why does Obama's campaign continue to keep them a secret? If he has a good reason, he should say so. McCain's campaign has disclosed his donors. They even returned some that were illegal.
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