Monday, October 6, 2008

Obama Refuses to Identify his Campaign Donors

Question: Why does Barack Obama refuse to disclose the names of campaign donors who've contributed less than $200 to his campaign?

From the AP:
Obama, like McCain, discloses the names of all donors who contribute more than $200, as required by law.

But on his Web site, McCain also identifies small-dollar donors, those who contribute less than $200. Obama does not, despite requests from campaign finance watchdog groups that he identify smaller contributors at least by ZIP code or foreign country.
Now, do you have the answer to my question yet? Not yet? Okay, I'll give you a hint: Take a look at the last two words of the previous paragraph.....

There's your answer!

Actually, it's pretty funny when you stop and think about it. "Campaign finance watchdog groups have asked Obama to identify smaller contributors by ZIP code or foreign country". Now, it happens to be illegal to accept campaign contributions from foreign countries. [unless the donor is an American citizen living abroad] But just because it's illegal, doesn't mean Obama shouldn't be more open about it! Heh.


P.S. If you'd like to see some of the strange donations coming in to the Obama campaign, click here, and then click on the links towards the end of the post.