300 reasons I would vote for used gym socks if it would keep John McCain out of office

May 8, 2008

Reasons #30 and #31

Filed under: Fair Elections,hypocrite — 300reasons @ 5:53 pm

McCain really cares about campaign finance reform. Really.

Under a new fundraising structure created by the campaign and the RNC, donors can give to an organization called “McCain Victory 2008” up to nearly $70,000. The first $2,300 of that money goes to the McCain campaign, the largest amount that can be given to a candidate under federal regulations. The next $28,000 or so goes to the RNC, and any further money is divided up evenly by four swing states the campaign plans to target in the general election.

The new system allows the RNC to serve as a surrogate for the McCain campaign, so he can raise tons of money from the super-rich to make up for the fact that he’s been trounced by Democrats under the fundraising system that didn’t give preferential treatment to people who can afford to give more than three times my annual income in one pop.

Meanwhile, Obama is limited to accepting donations of up to $2,300, and most of his donations average less than $100.

Combined with McCain’s unethical use of his wife’s private jet for campaign purposes, I’d say this marks the end of any claim to the moral high ground he could ever hope to make on the issue of campaign finance reform.

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